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Advantages of Cover Crops
Learn about the advantages of using cover crops, investing in your gardens and fields to reap future dividends of healthier, more productive cash crops. Read More
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Winter Cover Crops | Options & Recommendations
In many climates and zones, winter is a good time to grow cover crops, to improve the soil tilth, prevent erosion, and provide forage for wildlife and domesticated animals. Here are some options and recommendations on winter cover crops, from Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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5 Steps to Choosing a Spring Cover Crop
Develop a plan for springtime cover cropping with these simple guidelines from Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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The Benefits of Grass–Legume Combinations in Cover Cropping
An introduction to the primary benefits of using a variety of grass–legume combinations for multispecies cover-cropping on your farm. Read More
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Legume Cover Crops | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing LEGUME cover crops. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Cover Crop Uses & Benefits | Printable 4-pp Brochure (PDF)
A convenient, downloadable and printable 4-pp brochure version of our article on the Top 10 Uses & Benefits of Cover Crops & Farm Seed. Includes information on appropriate cover crop choices for a year-round seasonal phase approach to incorporating cover crops into your sustainable agriculture and land use management program, from Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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Farm Seed & Cover Crops | Dynamic Comparison Chart
Quickly compare growth rates, sowing season, planting benefits and other key distinguishing features for the top varieties in our farm seed and cover crop assortment. This simple, dynamic comparison chart, put together by our research team, was made to help growers find the perfect variety. Read More
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Buckwheat | Quick & Easy Summer Insectary/Weed-Control Cover Crop
Plant buckwheat for a quick, easy, warm-season weed-control cover crop. It additionally serves as an insectary plant, and as a good interim set-up crop between spring and fall plantings. Here are some tips for getting a buckwheat crop up and growing, ahead of the weeds. Read More
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Farm Seed & Cover Crop Uses | Top 10 Applications & Benefits
This page on Farm Seed & Cover Crop Uses highlights the top 10 applications and benefits of incorporating this crop line into your system, from growing your own inputs and forage to attracting and sustaining beneficial insects. Key primary uses include Green Manures, Erosion Control, Nitrogen Fixation, Compaction Control, Weed Suppression, Pest Management, Forage, Biomass, and Beneficial Insect Support. Read More
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The Cover Crop Decision-Making Process | 5 Steps for Deciding What to Plant When & Where
"Which cover crop should I plant?.. Where and when do I plant it?.. When and how should it be terminated?.. What do I put in there next?" Learn how to decide what cover crops to plant with this 5-step decision-making tool from Johnny's Selected Seeds. To help you select the cover crops that are best for your unique farming needs, we've drawn on the expertise of Jason Lilley, our local Cooperative Extension Sustainable Agriculture Professional. Here is how you can break the complexities of this whole process into 5 basic steps… Read More
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Farm Seed Key Growing Information Index: Crop-by-Crop Planting Essentials
A crop-by-crop listing of farm seed / cover crops that we offer, with links to the essential sowing, planting, and growing information required to get you started. Read More
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Video: The Benefits of Row Covers | Recommendations & Tips from Johnny's Selected Seeds
Use these spun polypropylene covers to protect crops from cold and pests. Available in 6 thicknesses and dozens of sizes. Read More
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Pearl Millet for Forage, Cover or Grain (Pennisetum glaucum) | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing PEARL MILLET (Pennisetum glaucum) as a green manure, cover crop, and/or forage crop. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Row Cover & Insect Netting Options & Uses | Comparison Chart (PDF)
AGRIBON+ AG ROW COVERS AGRIBON+ AG-15 INSECT BARRIER AGRIBON+ AG-50 ROW COVER USE: Insect control. Heat-sensitive crops. Pollination control. GRADE: Lightweight. LIGHT TRANSMISSION: 90%. WEIGHT: 0.45 Oz. Per Sq.Yd. Part # Size (rolls) USE: Heavy freeze protection. Overwintering containerized ornamentals. GRADE: Heavy. LIGHT TRANSMISSION: 50%. WEIGHT: 1.5 Oz. Per Sq.Yd. Part # Size 9057 118'' X 50' 7372 83" x 50' 9051 118" x 250' 9601 83" x 500' 7355 118" x 500' 9605 10' x 500' 9050 118" x 1,500' 9611 10' x 1,500' 7356 19' x 2,000' 7373 14' x 500' AGRIBON+ AG-19 ROW COVER 7374 26' Read More
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Winter Growing | Recommended Crops & Varieties
A crop-by-crop guide to the best types and varieties of vegetables for winter growing success, ranked by level of difficulty in winter production, from the research team at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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Protect Your Investment | Growing Fruit Under Cover
Use protected cropping, high tunnels, greenhouses, bird net, and other protected culture methods to maximize your return on growing fruit. Here's the basic information you need to get started. Read More
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