Cover cropping is a management practice in which fields are planted not with the specific goal of a harvested crop, but to provide ground cover that benefits the farm and its surrounding ecosystem. In a cover crop system, the field is seeded into a mix of plants whose whole purpose is to protect and enhance the soil after the production crop has been harvested. These can include species such as cereal rye, triticale, oats, vetch, clover, turnips and radishes.