Broadleaf cover crops (also known as brassicas) include several species of mustard family crops that help break up compacted soils and provide highly palatable and digestible forages. Bayou Kale, African Forage Cabbage, Shield Broadleaf Mustard and Rapeseed are especially valuable when freezing temperatures or snow cover prevent the use of Wheat and Rye as forage. Newbie Sugar Beets, Enricher Radish and Purple Top Turnips aid in preventing soil compaction, and perform best when seeded as a mixture component. Broadleaf species selection should be rotated annually to avoid disease growth.
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