Cover crops of rye or wheat established after corn or soybean grain harvest can still provide excellent soil protection in spring, recycle nutrients, and improve soil
Cover crops are an essential part of sustainable cropping systems, particularly in no-till. Cover crops serve many purposes including:
These are just a few benefits of cover crops. The season has almost gone by, but there is still time to establish cover crops such as rye and wheat. They may not look like much in the fall, but come spring they can still put on significant growth. You may want to increase the seeding rate 25% because tillering is likely to be reduced in these late-seeded crops.