EFA Base Mixture

Ref: mixefabm

A mixture designed to be compliant with Ecological Focus Areas (EFA) criteria. It will establish quickly and can be adapted to specific soils or farming systems. To make adjustments please call and speak to one of our advisors. Common adjustments might include switching spring oats for winter oats to increase winter hardiness, adding radish for it's deep roots or you may wish to remove brassicas altogether if this is part of your oil seed rape rotation.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
               

Contents per Acre%kg
certified Oats67.510.80
certified Vetch25.04.00
certified Mustard7.51.20
Units AcHaKg

£15.76 / Acre

Sowing rate: 16.0kg/acre (40.0kg/ha)

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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.

Mustard Species Guide  Buy Mustard Straight

Cereal

Oats

A popular cereal crop and member of the grass family. Oats are often known as common oats, which can be used for human consumption, and livestock feed. Oats may also be used as a component of a winter bird food mixture and as a soil improving crop, usually combined with other species.

Oats Species Guide  Buy Oats Straight

Legume

Vetch

Vetch is a well known legume also known as common vetch or tares. It scrambling, smothering growth habit and frost tolerance make it a very useful winter cover crop or green manure.

Vetch Species Guide  Buy Vetch Straight

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