Crop rotations are incredibly important when it comes to managing plant pests such as weeds, insects, and disease. It can also increase soil organic matter and biodiversity in the soil. The diversity in crops can also add diversity in soil microbes so they can thrive. Having crops in both the warm season broadleaves and grasses as well as cool season broadleaves and grasses can also help improve nutrient use efficiency.
Cool Season Grasses
Hay Barley, Oats, Spring Wheat, and Winter Wheat are some of the crops we grow that are cool season grasses.
Cool Season Broadleaves
Alfalfa, Chickling Vetch, Flax, Lentils, Peas, Radishes, and Turnips are some of the crops we grow that are warm season.
Warm Season Grasses
Corn, Grain Sorghum, Millet, Sudangrass, and Teff Grass are some of the crops we grow that are warm season grasses.
Warm Season Broadleaf
Sunflowers are the main warm season broadleaf we grow.
A diverse mixture of crops that are planted to help improve soil fertility, soil quality, control weeds, improve water infiltration, break up pests, and disease cycles, and reduce soil erosion. Cover crops are also used to manage water, improve water quality, provide wildlife habitat, and extend our grazing season.