Cover Crop Resources and Seed Vendors for Oregon Compiled by Annie Young-Mathews, NRCS Plant Materials Center, Corvallis, Oregon & Pamela Pavek, NRCS Plant Materials Center, Pullman, Washington Soil health management is a growing concern for many farmers, ranchers, and land managers in Oregon and Washington. Cover crops can be an integral part of a soil health management system by adding plant diversity to a crop rotation. Cover crops have the potential to increase soil microbial diversity, feed the soil food web for a longer period, and provide plant residue which may help with soil moisture management, reducing temperatures, preventing surface crusting, and suppressing weeds. According to the NRCS Cover Crop Practice Standard (340), purposes of a cover crop include:
Reduce erosion from wind and water.
Increase soil organic matter content.
Capture and recycle or redistribute nutrients in the soil profile.
Promote biological nitrogen fixation and reduce energy use.
Andrews Seed Company 580 S. Oregon St, Ontario, OR 97914 Phone: 541-889-9109 or 800-240-8887 Fax: 541-889-6470 Website: http://www.andrewsseed.com Legumes, cereal grains, brassicas, grasses
Emerald Seed & Supply 6535 NE 11th St, Redmond, OR 97756 Mailing: PO Box 215, Terrebonne, OR 97760 Phone: 800-826-8873 or 541-504-0307 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.emeraldseedandsupply.com Grasses and legumes
Hobbs & Hopkins Ltd. 1712 SE Ankeny St., Portland, OR 97214 Phone: 800-345-3295 or 503-239-7518 Fax: 503-296-5528 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.protimelawnseed.com Grasses
Outside Pride 915 N. Main, Independence, OR 97351 Phone: 800-670-4192 Fax: 503-606-0659 Website: http://www.outsidepride.com Legumes, buckwheat, ryegrass, pollinator plants, ground covers
Round Butte Seed/Helena Chemical Co. 505 C Street, Culver, OR 97734 Phone: 541-546-5222 or 866-475-6692 Website: http://www.helenaculver.com Cereal grains, legumes, broadleaves, grasses
Sunmark Seeds 18032 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97230 Phone: 503-241-7333 or 888-214-7333 Fax: 503-491-0279 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://sunmarkseeds.co Legumes, cereal grains, grasses
Territorial Seed Company PO Box 158, Cottage Grove, OR 97424 Phone: 800-626-0866 Fax: 888-657-3131 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.territorialseed.com Legumes, brassicas, cereal grains (some organic)
Your Local Farmers Co-op, Farm Supply, or Feed & Seed Usually offer a limited selection of small grains and legumes (often common types rather than named/improved varieties).
Organic Cover Crop Seed Vendors
Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply 2615 SE Schiller St, Portland, OR 97202 Phone: 503-517-8551 Fax: 503-546-9755 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://naomisorganic.blogspot.com Diverse selection of organic & non-organic legumes, cereal grains, broadleaves, and grasses
Nash’s Organic Produce 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim, WA 98382 Phone: 360-683-4642 Fax: 360-683-6807 Email: email@example.com Website: http://nashsorganicproduce.com Organic legumes and cereal grains
Osborne Seed Company, LLC. 2428 Old Hwy 99 S. Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273 Phone: 360-424-7333 Fax: 360-424-8900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.osborneseed.com Diverse selection of organic & non-organic legumes, cereal grains, broadleaves, and insectary flowers
Peaceful Valley Farm Supply PO Box 2209, Grass Valley, CA 95945 Phone: 888-784-1722 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.groworganic.com Diverse selection of organic & non-organic legumes, cereal grains, brassicas, grasses, broadleaves, and insectary flowers; inoculants
Wholesale Seed Companies in the Pacific Northwest
Ampac Seed Company PO Box 318, Tangent, OR 97389 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.ampacseed.com Forage, ryegrass, radish
Bailey Seed Company, Inc. PO Box 12788, Salem, OR 97309 Phone: 800-407-7713 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.baileyseed.com Legumes, buckwheat, cereal rye, ryegrass
Barenbrug USA 33477 Oregon 99E, Tangent, OR 97389 Phone: 541-926-5801 or 800-547-4101 Website: http://www.barusa.com/forage Clovers, alfalfa, brassicas, forage grasses
DLF Organic 175 West H St, Halsey, OR 97348 Phone: 800-445-2251 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.dlforganic.com Organic clovers, forage grasses, mixes