Putnam County Extension
While most farmers have purchased their corn and soybeans, they may not have purchased cover crop seed grown after wheat harvest. Now is the time to start making decisions on buying seed because cover crop seed supplies are in short supply.
The most common question I get on cover crops is: What is the best cover crop? It depends on what you want to accomplish. My favorite cover crop after wheat is Sorghum Sudan (SS) grass. Why? Because SS grass reduces soil compaction and improves soil structure; it adds carbon or soil organic matter (SOM); and it is a supplemental forage crop for beef, dairy and sheep. Livestock eat it like candy!