Midwest Cover Crop Decision Tool: Find the best cover crop even as we coooool down

Did you know cereal rye is one of the most cold-tolerant and reliable cover crops, germinating even at temperatures just above freezing?

It’s one of the most widely planted cover crops, and can be planted right now in late October. If weather doesn’t cooperate for strong fall establishment, you’ll still see it green up in the spring as temperatures rise above 40.

Alternative cover crop options for late October and possibly early November include other cool-season grasses, such as winter triticale and potentially winter wheat, depending on geography and weather patterns.

Check out the the Midwest Cover Crop Council’s Cover Crop Decision Tool for more cover crop fun!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s