San Luis Valley Seed Mixes
Green Manure / Cover Crop Mixes
Green Manure/Cover Crop mixes include warm and cool season grasses and broadleaf plants. These diverse mixes are grown to build soil health while conserving water. In addition, green manure/cover crops offer livestock forage and beneficial insect/pollinator habitat.
Nematode Suppression Cover Crop Mix
Fight Columbia Root Knot nematode issues the natural way with a green manure cover crop mix designed to reduce the population of harmful nematodes.
Featuring proven species with high levels of glucosinolates, this cover crop mix builds soil organic matter while reducing nematode populations. Best results occur when maximum vegetative growth is achieved and then green manure biomass is shredded and incorporated into the soil in a rotation ahead of potatoes.
Grazing cover crops is an efficient way to cycle nutrients on a farm and to provide livestock with a quality food source.
Flowering mixes are incorporated into farms to promote beneficial insects pollinator habitat and plant diversity.
Companion mixes are comprised of legumes that are interseeded with cash crops with nitrogen fixation, beneficial insect habitat, weed suppression and ground cover. In addition to legumes, the mix can include plants that have the ability to make phosphorus available to the cropping system.