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Brassica cover crops are in the same plant family as broccoli and include mustards and radish.
Grass species include rye, millets, and sorghum-sudangrass.
Legume (nitrogen fixing) cover crop species include alfalfa, clovers, and vetches.
The use of cover crop mixes can increase the range of benefits provided by cover crops.
Other Broadleaf Cover Crops
Other broadleaf cover crops are non-grass, non-brassica, non-legume species, such as buckwheat.
Take a look an integrated decision tool to assist farmers in Northeastern states with cover crop species selection. Access cover crop recommendations tailored to your cropping system goals and constraints.
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