Im working on reviving an old field that has been covered in cedar for about the past 40 years. It has very shallow topsoil with an abundance of sandstone. I want to plant something something this spring that will produce high biomass and will attract beneficial insects. After much research I have determined that buckwheat seems to fit that requirement. Have any of you used buckwheat for green manure to aid in soil building? I wont be able to fully work the land for about two more years so I am doing all that I can now to prepare the land for free ranging the poultry, goats and possibly a pig or two using paddocks. I have 15 acres to work with and I want to maximize the relationship between land, animals and plants to accomplish most of the work for me while I am working overseas. Any advice for cover crops or anything natural will be greatly appreciated.