A cool season annual grass with many uses. Oats can be planted for grain production or harvested in earlier stages for hay. They are typically planted in early spring, but can also be planted in fall for use as a cover crop to scavenge nutrients. Oats can also be included in wildlife food plot mixtures. When planted with slower-growing forages, oats acts as an excellent companion crop.
Also called Winter Rye or Cereal Rye; this cool season, grain producing grass is used in many applications. Primary uses include grain production, forage, and cover crop. Great as a cover crop ahead of soybeans. Excellent erosion preventer, nitrogen scavenger, reducing topsoil compaction, fighting weeds, and for grazing.
This cool-season, introduced annual bunchgrass is one of the most widely cultivated grasses in the world. Also known as common wheat or bread wheat. It’s adapted to most soils and climates found in the US. Very tolerant of drought and cold temperatures. Can be planted in areas with as little as 10 inches of annual precipitation. Especially useful as a cover crop and in wildlife food plots.
Barley is a cool-season annual cereal grain commonly grown throughout the country. Very quick to establish and produces more biomass in a shorter time than other cereal grains. More productive on alkaline and saline soils than other cover crops. Barley adapts well to most soils and is fairly drought tolerant. Excellent for use as a cover crop, green manure and nurse crop.