Cover Crop Seed Mixes

Jan 17, 2024 by caitlin in
Meet the Speakers
MattFryer Instructor - Soil Science University of Arkansas 501-671-2176 870-318-6919 [email protected]
TimSmith Owner / CEO Southern Soil Solutions 501-412-6917 [email protected]
About this Session

Cover Crop Seed Mixes

By: Matt Fryer, Technical Agronomist, SE US, Koch Agronomic Services, & Tim Smith, Southern Soil Solutions

Mr. Matt Fryer, University of Arkansas Soils Instructor, and Mr. Tim Smith, Soil Solution Cover Crop Specialist, discuss things to keep in mind when putting a cover crop mix together. Mr. Smith says producers need to start with a specific goal in mind, whether to improve soil structure or provide nitrogen, to make the correct selection. Plants have different root systems, above ground growth and winter hardiness even if they are in the same group or family. The scientists also discuss matching seeds for broadcasting, the importance of inoculation and increasing seeding rate.

Soil Health Institute Virtual Field Days are a production of the Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton project of the Soil Health Institute. Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton seeks to expand adoption of soil health management systems on producers’ farms through farmer-focused education and training events delivered by Soil Health Institute scientists, partnering soil health technical specialists and farmer mentors producing cotton using soil health promoting practices. The project aims to improve soil health and expand sustainable cotton production. Additionally, the project seeks to quantify, expand, and verify the productivity and environmental benefits of the soil health management practices used by cotton producers. Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton is supported through the generosity of the Wrangler® brand, the VF Corporation Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation.

Used with permission from the University of Arkansas System, Soil Health Institute, and Extension