SILVER BULLET BLEND
- 20% Annual Ryegrass
- 20% Winter Peas
- 20% Crimson Clover
- 15% Yellow Blossom Clover
- 15% Trophy Rape
- 10% Fracking Radish
GENERAL BENEFITS OF SILVER BULLET BLEND
Mix specifically designed to mitigate the challenges of dealing with crop residue – no chemical spraying necessary and it will easily incorporate with the soil and not germinate later in the growing cycle
High biomass production for green manure benefits. High protein crops for rapid breakdown.
Varieties maximize nitrogen fixation and phosphorous extraction
Prevents erosion, increases water percolation, and reduces compaction
Tolerant varieties can withstand various conditions like drought, extreme cold, or saline soils
Creates habitat for beneficial insects and pollinators
Feeds soil microbes and build soil organic matter
SPECIES VARIETY BENEFITS
Dense roots catch excess nitrogen and help break up hard soils. Acts as nurse crop to fall legumes. 20% protein.
Nitrogen-fixing legume, reduces the amount of fertilizer needed. Blooms attract bee pollinators. Top N producing legume. 20-30% protein.
Nitrogen fixing legume reduces the amount of fertilizer needed. Nutrient scavenger, so it brings up nutrients from deeper in the soil. Crimson clover offers elongated, deep red blossoms to beneficial insects such as bees. 15-24% protein.
Yellow Blossom Clover
Nitrogen fixing legume, reduces the amount of fertilizer needed. Nutrient scavenger brings potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen to the surface of the soil. This drought-resistant clover is a vigorous grower, withstanding many conditions. It is a great source of pollen and nectar for honeybees and other native pollinators. 15% protein.
Brassica with deep, fibrous root system, scavenging both nitrogen and soluble phosphorus. Fixes nitrogen. Strong biomass production and winter hardiness. 14% Protein.
Deep rooted forage radish, helps break up tough, compacted soil, improves water filtration, suppresses weeds, stores nitrogen. 30% protein.
Mow to stimulate root exudation to feed soil microbes
Minimize tillage using vertical till or strip till to minimize disruption of soil microbial and fungal communities
Minimize herbicide spray to kill back cover crop to protect soil microbes
For use in both permanent tree and vine crops and row crops
Pre-inoculated with Rhizobium bacteria for enabling legume plants to fix nitrogen
Seeding Rate and Price: 25lb/ac, $1.25/lb