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General Purpose Game Mix

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This is our best-selling game mix, which is a traditional spring sown mixture containing species selected to provide feed and cover. It is of particular interest to pheasants and partridges, but is also attractive to other wild farm birds. It is best sown during April and May into a well-worked seedbed. It is worth creating a stale seedbed before sowing in order to reduce the weed population. The mixture should be sown at 20mm.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
               

Contents per Acre%kg
quinoa5.00.50
White millet12.51.25
Red Millet12.51.25
sunflower20.02.00
ORGANIC buckwheat25.02.50
certified kale2.50.25
certified forage rape5.00.50
certified mustard5.00.50
certified Toro Fodder Radish5.00.50
Japanese Reed Millet5.00.50
fodder rape/kale hybrid2.50.25
Units AcHaKg

£42.45 / Acre

Sowing rate: 10.0kg/acre (25.0kg/ha)

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Brassica

Fodder Radish

Also commonly known as oil radish, fodder radish is a brassica, it is not a legume but it will hold any residual nitrogen in the soil, which it will then release as it breaks down over time. This species is slower to flower and go to seed than mustard and produces a deeper root system.

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Brassica

Forage Rape

A quick growing, leafy brassica plant, this species provides a very palatable, high yielding, protein rich crop for livestock.

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Brassica

Kale

Kale is the highest yielding brassica and being winter hardy, can relieve pressure on winter forage. It has a high protein content and is usually grazed between September and March, depending on sowing time. It can be grazed by most livestock including sheep and cattle.

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Brassica

Kale/Rape Hybrid

This is a hybrid or cross of two separate brassica parent plants, the kale plant and forage rape. The resulting hybrid has the quick speed of establishment of forage rape and the winter hardiness of kale. There are several varieties available on the market. We generally stock the variety Redstart, however Swift is a sister variety with similar attributes.

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Brassica

Mustard

Mustard is a rapidly growing, high biomass, nitrogen lifter for growing over the summer. It is one of the quickest growing, green manuring species and is very good at suppressing weeds.

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Other

Quinoa

Quinoa has been cultivated for centuries for its small grains. Recently we have seen an emerging market to grow the crop in the Uk. While this market may expand, most commonly the plant is used as a seed bearing species for game covers and wild bird food mixtures under environmental stewardship.

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Red Millet

Red millet is a warm season, cultivated grass species. It has been grown for centuries for it seed, as a forage and human consumption. In the UK it is generally used as a game cover component, or in a winter bird food mixture to provide food during the hungry gap, when natural resources are exhausted.

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Other

Reed Millet

A warm season, cultivated grass species. In the Uk it is generally used as a game cover component, providing a structural element which enables cover for gamebirds and holds up other plant species.

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Other

Sunflower

Sunflowers have be cultivated for their seeds for many centuries. In the Uk we utilise them to provide food for farmland birds.

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Other

White Millet

White millet is a warm season, cultivated grass species. It has been grown for centuries for it seed, as a forage and human consumption. In the UK it is generally used as a game cover component, or in a winter bird food mixture to provide food during the hungry gap, when natural resources are exhausted.

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