Bryant RedHawk wrote:Is you soil depleted of Nitrogen? if it isn't going for all Nitrogen fixers, while not a bad thing, might be going a bit overboard with mono cropping. (yes you can monocrop cover crop plants)
I would try a mix of cover crops with only one of those plants being a clover. Try Rape, buckwheat, field peas, Lucerne, 7 top turnip, daikon, and other cover crop plants in a blend, you will get more soil improvement than just Nitrogen that way.
Travis Johnson wrote:It seems to me you have a pretty good cover crop plan. You PH, NPK's and Micronutrients are all good, and with composted manure I would think your organic matter was pretty high, but that depends on how much manure you have, how evenly it was spread, and how long you have been doing this. If it is low in organic matter, then you might get a better bang for the buck depending upon what you grow for a cover crop.