Our work is never done. We consistently seek to find the best products and practices for our customers.
We believe in educating our community about the benefits of cover crops and no-till farming.
Our team develops products that fit our customers needs and helps them farm with precision.
Cover Crop Seeds and Seed Mixes
By Farmers, For Farmers
Green Cover Seed is a family-owned business with a history that runs deep in Nebraska’s soil. Brothers, Keith and Brian Berns utilized their farming experience and a plot of land owned by their father to begin experimenting with new farming practices. Keith and Brian have grown their business into a 2000+ acre farm in South Central Nebraska that has used 100% no-till methods for over 12 years.
The Berns brothers started Green Cover Seed as a way to share the benefits of cover crops and no-till farming with the community. They’ve worked hard over the past several years to research and incorporate their methods in their own fields and help others do the same. What they’ve found are exciting and efficient methods that can offer an increase in soil structure, organic matter, biological life, water infiltration rate, nutrient cycling, and wildlife.
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Find more in-depth resources and learn about why cover crops and no-till methods are sustainable farming techniques.
What are cover crops?
Cover crops are planted to help suppress weeds, manage soil erosion, soil fertility, soil quality, water, disease, wildlife and biodiversity.
What is ‘no-till’ farming?
No-till farming is a way of growing crops or pasture without disturbing the soil by tilling.
How do cover crops impact the soil?
It’s different for every farmer, but in general, cover crop benefits include: enhanced soil biology, improved soil structure, increased infiltration, reduced erosion, weed suppression, nutrient cycling and wildlife propagation.
How do no-till methods impact the soil?
We’re big believers in no-till methods because of the improvement we’ve seen in soil fertility. This technique also increases the amount of water that infiltrates the soil and increases the organic matter retention and cycling of nutrients in the soil.