Green Hill Farms, LLC

We are proud to provide you the ability to complete a high-quality forage chain second to none in the industry!  By partnering the agronomics/economics of Amaizing Graze with Tillage Radish®, and other cover crops, progressive forage producers can produce very profitable livestock through low cost of gains. 

Producers across the country are taking notice of the many benefits cover crops provide now more than ever!  With input prices increasing each year, incorporating cover crops into your operation will return the following benefits:

  • conserve topsoil
  • prevent erosion
  • improve soil structure
  • increase organic matter
  • capture and hold nutrients for the following crop
  • increase crop yield
Some legume cover crops have the potential to produce a lot of nitrogen that can significantly reduce your fertilizer bill.  Typically the crop following a cover crop is a lot more productive than a crop grown without one.

Demand for cover crop seed is high and seed producers are trying to keep up to increasing demand.  We recommend ordering early to lock in the our products as the best cover crops always sell out fast.

Tillage Radish in corn stubble.

Cover Crops to fit your conservation/grazing needs:


Tillage Radish®

The Only Cover Crop Radish Proven to Increase Yields 

Sometimes referred to by cheap imitators, Tillage Radish® is the only cover crop radish proven to boost crop yields while delivering other measurable soil benefits while avoiding many problems traditionally associated with cover crops.

Tillage Radish® may be the single most beneficial cover crop ever developed.

Over 10 years of university research and on-farm testing prove the remarkable facts. When Tillage Radish® is used as a cover crop ahead of cash crops, the following results have been recorded and reported.

The cover crop radish that pays you back!                  

  • Corn yields are up 11%.
  • Soybean yields are up 10%.
  • Winter wheat yields are up from 5 to 12 bushels per acre* 

* Depending on conditions and when planted with winter wheat

  • Tillage Radish are similar to oilseed radishes, but have a larger, deeper penetrating tap root to aid as a biological tool to reduce soil compaction.
  • Tillage Radish are best planted in the fall at least 4-10 weeks before the first killing frost.
  • Tillage Radish germinates rapidly and starts covering the ground within a few days.
  • While growing, Tillage Radish scavenge nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous and calcium from deep within the soil profile, making them more readily available for the next crop.
  • Apply 60 lbs Nitrogen (residual or applied) at seeding to promote growth. This nitrogen will be retained and released for the next crop.
  • Great for weed suppression on weeds like henbit and chickweed. Helps suppress nematodes.
  • Goes deeper in the soil profile than a deep ripper and best of all it doesn't bring up any rocks!
  • Seeding rate 6 lbs/acre drilled, 8-10 lbs/acre broadcast, 2-4 lbs/acre in cover crop mixes, 4 lbs/acre precision planted.
  • Planting depth:  .25-.1"
  • 2000 lb totes or 50 lb. bags.  VOLUME DISCOUNTS

                                         Legumes (Cool and Warm Season)


CCS Crimson Clover                                    

  • A dense growing annual legume planted as a cover crop preceding
    soybean, cotton and grain sorghum.  
  • Germination as quick as four days.
  • At termination, the dense growth forms a mat that helps suppress winter annual weeds and conserve soil moisture.  Its fine roots help build soil structure and improve microbial activity.
  • Attracts beneficial insects, such as ladybugs.
  • An annual clover that can be planted in the spring or fall.
  • Fast, vigorous growth, excellent N source and soil builder, good for grazing or haying.
  • Potential to produce from 70 to 150 units of N.
  • Prefers well drained soils.
  • In the fall, seed 6-8 weeks before frost. For spring seedings, plant after all danger of frost is past.
  • Seeding rate is 12-18 lbs/acre drilled or 20-30 lbs/acre broadcast.
  • Inoculant included.
  • Planting depth:  .25-.5"
  • Available in 50 lb. bags.  VOLUME DISCOUNTS

CCS Groff Hairy Vetch                                            

  • Vigorous annual legume primarily used as a nitrogen-fixing cover crop.
  • Planted in the fall and starts growth before becoming dormant in winter. In the spring, with the longer days, the plants make abundant growth and fix large quantities of nitrogen.
  • Developed by Steve Groff, Pennsylvania farmer and cover crop innovator, since 1996 to accommodate the high number of freeze-thaw cycles at his farm, among the most in North America.
  • An excellent choice for use in Midwest areas requiring winter hardiness in a cool season legume.
  • Can fix as much as 200 lb/acre of atmospheric nitrogen in ideal conditions.
  • Inoculant included.
  • Seeding rate 20 lbs. per acre drilled; 25 lbs. per acre broadcast; 15 lbs. per acre precision planted.
  • Planting depth:  .5-1.5"
  • Available in 50 lb. bags.  VOLUME DISCOUNTS

CCS Winter Pea                                                          

  • Developed for exceptionally good winter hardiness, and is known for being highly palatable to livestock as winter forage.
  • Its advantages are availability, fast germination and good biomass addition to soil.
  • Can be planted in fall as a cover crop, or in spring for forage, and contributes heavily to biomass when terminated.
  • Provides good weed suppression and is cost effective.
  • Excellent cover crop for Nitrogen production.
  • Seeding rate is 40 lbs per acre drilled or 26 lbs per acre precision planted when planted alone.
  • Planting depth:  1-1.5"
  • Available in 50 lb. bags.  VOLUME DISCOUNTS

CCS Sweet Blue Lupin                                    

  • High-efficiency nitrogen-fixing legume planted as a cover crop before cotton and sorghum rotations.
  • Used historically in the south, the plant has been recently 'rediscovered,' and is becoming more widely used.
  • Features a very aggressive taproot, helping improve soil structure deeper into the soil profile.
  • For cotton, CCS Sweet Blue Lupin can supply all of the N required with no additional input.
  • Optimal planting date is July 15 thru Sept. 30th.
  • Seeding rate is 40 lbs per acre drilled or 30 lbs per acre precision planted when planted alone.
  • Planting depth:  1-1.5"
  • Available in 50 lb. bags.  VOLUME DISCOUNTS

CCS Sunn Hemp                                                         

  • Warm season legume from Cover Crop Solutions.
  • Quickly restores poor or depleted soils.
  • Grows rapidly, up to 6' in 60 days, while producing roughly 60 pounds of nitrogen per acre.
  • Very drought tolerant, and in fact thrives in dry conditions.
  • Has a narrow planting window, and dies at first frost.  The stalks can be rolled down to establish a thick mat of organic material protecting soil over winter.
  • Plant anytime after last threat of spring frost. For maximum benefit, plant a minimum of 8 weeks before average first frost in the fall.
  • Requires an inoculant; a cowpea type is recommended.
  • Seeding rate 15 lbs. per acre drilled; 9 lbs. per acre precision planted in 15" rows, 5 lbs/acre in 30" rows.
  • Planting depth:  .5-1"
  • Available in 50 lb. bags.  VOLUME DISCOUNTS

Cool Season Grasses

Tillage RootMax™ Certified            
Annual Ryegrass 

  • Tillage RootMax™ Deep Root Annual Ryegrass is the only variety certified for genetic purity for use as a cover crop.  The genetic purity assures maximum performance of unique properties of this new annual ryegrass.
  • Tillage RootMax from Cover Crop Solutions is a deeper-rooted annual ryegrass (ARG) with roots that build great soil structure and extend up to 80% deeper than typical ARG.
  • These deeper roots scavenge more nutrients and build better soil structure
  • Uniform stand establishment can make it easier to kill in the spring.
  • Optimal planting dates are August 1st to September 30th.
  • Seeding rate is 12 lbs per acre drilled, 15 lbs per acre broadcast.
  • Planting depth:  .5"
  • Available in 50 lb. bags.  VOLUME DISCOUNTS

CCS Phacelia                                                                       

  • This unique cover crop species is very popular in Europe.
  • It features a very intense soil conditioning effect in the top two inches of soil.
  • While not a deep tiller in terms of root depth, it is one of the best soil improvers we've seen in terms of its ability to aggregate soil particles into the type of crumbly aggregate structure that is typical of high quality soils.
  • Optimal planting dates are March 1st to May 31 or August 1 to September 30th.
  • Seeding rate is 7 lbs per acre drilled, best used in mixes at a rate of about 1 pound per acre. It winterkills when temperatures reach the mid teens.
  • Planting depth:  .5"
  • Available in 50 lb. bags.  VOLUME DISCOUNTS

CCS Winter Triticale                                   

  • Triticale (trit'-e-ka'-lee) is a hybrid cross between wheat and rye.
  • It can be a better choice for cover crop applications than standard cereal rye because it grows slower in the spring while producing a very high quality biomass.
  • It is a high quality winter forage, and compared with cereal rye offers a wider management window in the spring, when field access and timing is critical for burn down and planting.
  • Plant 4 weeks prior to first killing frost or up to 6 weeks after.
  • Seeding rate is 60 lbs per acre drilled, 70 lbs per acre broadcast.
  • Planting depth:  1-1.5"
  • Available in 50 lb. bags.  VOLUME DISCOUNTS