Agricultural Cover Crop Seed

OVS offers seed from Pacific NW farms, including seed grown locally and bagged in Salem.  We’ve done our homework and purchased carefully, so we can pass the savings along to you.
 
Why plant a Cover Crop?
  • Control soil erosion
  • Suppress weeds
  • Build organic matter
  • Encourage microbial activity
  • Attract beneficial insects
  • Add nitrogen
  • Accumulate biomass and nutrients
  • Conserve moisture
  • Improve soil structure
  • Enhance traction
OVS stocks mulitple blends and can special order other blends on request
(minimum order quantity required)

Download OVS Cover Crop Flier

 NameDescriptionSizeNotesRate
      
 Erosion Control/Biomass Covers    
StockingGardenway Green Garden Plowdown (replaces Biomass Builder)35% Cover Crop Triticale, 28% Peas, 25% Walken Oats, 5% Common Vetch, 5% Crimson Clover, 2% Annual Ryegrass.

50lb

 

Nitrogen fixing, erosion control, high biomass, plowdown. 100-120#/Acre
StockingEconomy Biomass Builder   40% Fall oats, 35% Cover Crop Triticale, 10% Winter Peas, 5% Common  Vetch, 5% Crimson Clover 5% Trophy Rapeseed50lbNitrogen fixing, erosion control, high biomass, plowdown. 50-80#/Acre
StockingAnnual RyegrassAnnual Ryegrass50lbGood late planting choice. Will germinate in cool soils.
Erosion control plowdown. 
20-25#/Acre
StockingOats/Peas 50% Oats (VNS), 50% Whistler Winter Peas.50lbNitrogen fixing, erosion control, plowdown. 50-80#/Acre
StockingOatsOats (Cayuse)50lbFibrous root structure, erosion control plowdown.25-50#/Acre
      
 Permanent Sod Covers    
StockingPathway Perennial Cover Crop (replaces Driverow)60% Perennial Ryegrass, 20% Creeping Red Fescue, 20% Hard Fescue50lbVery durable turf, permanent cover mix for heavier soils. 25-75#/Acre
StockingEconomy Contractor's Mix33% Perennial Rye, 33% Gulf Annual Rye, 33% Creeping Red Fescue50lbEconomical turf cover w/quick germination. Ideal for erosion control.50-100#/Acre
      
 Specialty Seed    
Special OrderWildflower MixPerennial & Annual (60/40%)lbColorful blend of perennial and annual wildflowers5-7#
Special OrderCrimson CloverCrimson Clover50lbNitrogen fixing, erosion control, colorful plowdown. 20#/Acre
Special OrderBiofumigant Brassicas61% Radish, 13% N.Y. Turnip, 13% Winfred Brassica, 13% Hunter Brassica.55lbBiofumigation to control nematodes, pathogenic fungi & bacteria, high biomass, mineral accumulation, plowdown.15#/Acre