USDA NRCS PLANT MATERIAL CENTER COVER CROP ADAPTATION TRIAL

Cool season cover crops provide multiple benefits between cash crops, including suppressing weeds, reducing erosion, adding nitrogen, increasing organic matter and improving soil health. Numerous varieties of cover crop species are available, but information on which varieties are best adapted to specific regions is largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate fifty-nine commercially available varieties of eight different cool season annual cover crop species for their adaptation to conditions in the Intermountain West.

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FROSTY Non Bloat
Grows-via-Rhizomes
Drills through compaction
Lonestar Biomass

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