We have a cover crop program in place to help us continue to be good stewards of the soil. Our main cover crops are oats and rye. Each one has its own advantages. Oats will die when the temperature falls to a certain degree, which eliminates the need for chemical application in the spring. Rye will continue to grow, which creates more microbial life in the soil, builds more soil structure, and organic matter, which all leads to the ability to produce better future crops.