KSC Brassicas and Cover Crop Seed

Kitchen Seed Company offers a wide array of small seeds sure to fit into any blueprint.  Our products can help reduce compaction, reduce erosion from surface runoff, help suppress weeds, and possibly offer some grazing benefits.  These different varieties are sold by the pound making it simple to narrow down seeding rates.  For the customers benefit, we offer a few pre-mixed blends that may simplify the process.  But, we also offer our products as stand-alone products or we have the ability to mix any specific blend the customer may want.

FORAGE TURNIPS:

Seven Top Forage Turnips

Bulbless with 16 inch to 22 inch greens. Root is like a small carrot that is very fibrous. Firmly anchored for minimum wastage. Bred for fast, vigorous establishment and quick maturity (60-100 days). High leaf yield and improved regrowth potential over the Seven-Top Forage Turnip. At least 16% protein in foliage. Frost resistant. Sow 3 lbs per acre. For summer grazing, plant in spring as early as possible. For extended grazing, plant early to mid-summer. Apply 40 lb nitrogen after 1st grazing. Do not graze below 5 inches.

Purple Top Turnips

Produces a 4 to 6 inch globe turnip with a bright purple crown and white base. Turnip has a sweet flavor. Semi-erect prolific greens provide good forage. 50 day maturity. Sow 3 lbs per acre, April to October.

COVER CROPS:

Austrian Winter Peas

  • Good nitrogen-fixing capabilities
  • Can fix over 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre per year under good conditions
  • Cool-season legume
  • Hollow, slender and succulent stems
  • Low-growing, viney plant

Forage Collards

  • Excellent for early summer through winter grazing
  • High forage/biomass production
  • Drought tolerant
  • Reduces soil erosion
  • Breaks up soil compaction
  • Builds organic matter
  • Nutrient recycling
  • Biofumigant
  • Weed suppression

Eco-Till Radish

  • Superior, deep penetrating taproot
  • Reduces soil compaction
  • Builds organic matter
  • Improves nutrient recycling
  • Excellent weed suppression
  • Enhances soil tilth

DH-3 ANNUAL RYEGRASS

  • Quick establishment
  • High forage yield
  • Excellent palatability
  • Great disease resistance
  • Good transition back to warm-season grasses

Dixie Crimson Clover

  • Adapted to low fertility soils with adequate drainage
  • Excellent for reduced-tillage farming systems
  • Great winter cover crop in annual rotations

Hairy Vetch

  • Ability to fix large quantities of nitrogen
  • Excellent cover crop that produces high biomass
  • Winterhardy
  • Provides a weed suppressing mulch for no-till corn and other crops

Triticale

  • Easy to grow and control
  • Excellent for grazing
  • High silage value
  • Excellent weed suppression
  • Quickly established cover crop
  • Outstanding erosion control
  • Excellent winter survival

Winter Rye Grain (Cereal Rye)

  • Fall planted, winterhardy species
  • Deep root penetration
  • Captures high levels of nitrogen and other nutrients
  • Reduces soil compaction
  • Late fall and early spring grazing as well as spring silage or hay

COVER CROP MIXES:

CSG 100 MIX

Fria Annual Ryegrass & Eco-Till Radish

  • Improves soil permeability for increased air and water penetration: reduces soil compaction & increases root development potential
  • Recycles nutrients that would have been lost to leaching or runoff
  • Fixes atmospheric nitrogen to increase residual nitrogen levels
  • Holds surface soil in place
  • Fast establishment
  • General purpose soil improvement which can benefit any following crop and improve the soil

CSG 200 MIX

Eco-Till Radish & Triticale

  • Rapid establishment to prevent wind and water erosion
  • Improves soil permeability for increased air and water penetration: reduces soil compaction & increases root development potential
  • Improves organic matter: carbon sequestration
  • Recycles nutrients that would have been lost to leaching or runoff
  • Best for use after high nutrient input crops or before legume crops

CSG 300 MIX

Eco-Till Radish, Crimson Clover, Austrian Winter Peas & Fria Annual Ryegrass

  • Rapid establishment to prevent wind and water erosion
  • Improves soil permeability for increased air and water penetration: reduces soil compaction & increases root development potential
  • Recycles nutrients that would have been lost to leaching or runoff
  • Fixes significant atmospheric nitrogen to increase residual nitrogen levels
  • Best used prior to corn, wheat or other crop requiring significant nitrogen inputs

CSG 400 MIX

Eco-Till Radish & Crimson Clover
  • Rapid establishment to prevent wind and water erosion
  • Deep penetrating ryegrass roots open soil profile to root development for following crops
  • Fixes significant atmospheric nitrogen to increase residual nitrogen levels
  • Improves soil organic matter
  • Widely adapted mix where soil erosion is an issue
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