We are continually adding species to our cover crop program to ensure that we provide you with the "latest and greatest". The relationships we have with plant breeders allow us to consistently provide the best of these species to you. We design cover crop mixes to address specific goals for your farm while keeping them uniform in seed size and adaptable for your growing environment.
Most of our cover crop species are pre-inoculated but some of them must be inoculated right at planting. We do warehouse all necessary inoculants at our Bismarck, ND facility. If you are an organic farmer or rancher, we have non-treated and non GMO seed available. Our cover crops are available in bulk, mini-bulk totes and 50 lb. bags.We ship anywhere in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. We offer our own cover crop blends and custom blends are also available.
We look forward to providing you with friendly, reliable and efficient service for all of your cover crop needs. We believe that working hands-on with our customers is more important than asking you to create mixtures online. We are here to offer support so we can provide you with real-time, real-world information from person to person.
There are a lot of goals that can be accomplished through the implementation of cover crops. They can be used as a food source for livestock, a shelter for wildlife, a bank for mycorrhizal fungi and so much more. Often, we ge the question, "Why should I spend money to plant a cover crop?" For us, cover cropping is more than just soil health. So, follow along with us as we teach you "How you can incorporate a cover crop to both biologically and economically benefit your farm."
Pulse USA Cover Crop Reference Chart
Above Ground Biomass
Providing above ground biomass is essential for livestock grazing, wildlife habitats and attracting pollinators and other beneficial insects.
Living Roots in the Soil
Living roots are vital for accomplishing a number of goals - from promoting mycorrhizal fungi to increasing water infiltration, a living root needs to exist. And its important to use the right plant specie to accomplish these specific goals. For a complete listing of which crops can be used to accomplish specific things refer to our cover crop reference chart (link below).
Building a Soil Armor
Allows for a reduction (or elimination) of soil erosion, decrease in soil temperature and evaporative water loss which leads to improved drought tolerance, increased in soil organic matter and water infiltration.
Decaying Root Channels
Decomposing cover crop roots improve air and water movement in soils and create deeper (and new) pathways for the subsequent crops.
Selecting a Cover Crop
1. Identify Your Goal(s)
2. Determine Your Subsequent Crop
3. Check Herbicide Records
4. Contact a Specialist at Pulse USA
We will help you decide the rest to get the job done:
- The ideal time to plant
- The best methods for planting
- The appropriate seeds to select