Summer Green Manure

Ref: MIXCCE

In warm soils, this mix can provide 150kg of N per hectare from a summer sowing. Very rapid growth with the potential to leave in over winter.


Contents per Acre%kg
certified DANERGO tet. Italian ryegrass25.01.25
certified CONTEA crimson clover18.00.90
certified TILNEY mustard18.00.90
certified Persian Clover CoverCoat & Rhizobia10.00.50
commercial sweet clover10.00.50
certified Toro Fodder Radish10.00.50
certified Altaswede red clover3.00.15
certified DAWN alsike clover3.00.15
tillage Radish2.00.10
certified VIRGO PAJBJERG yellow trefoil1.00.05
Units AcHaKg

£23.63 / Acre

Sowing rate: 5.0kg/acre (12.5kg/ha)

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Legume

Alsike Clover

Alsike clover is a short term perennial that fixes nitrogen. It is a true clover, not a hybrid as the name suggests. Compared to many annual clovers it can be the slowest to flower after a spring sowing.

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Legume

Crimson Clover

An annual legume and true clover, traditionally sown in the south east of England for over-winter sheep keep.

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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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Grass

Italian Ryegrass

This is a short lived grass lasting for two years. It is very high yielding and reliably provides up to 18t DM per hectare on soils that suit it. (All ryegrasses yield less on light soils, especially in low rainfall areas.) It has a very open growth habit with fewer tillers than other grasses. It is therefore better suited to cutting than grazing. Italian ryegrass has been the subject of plant breeding for many years, which means there are a wide range of varieties available commercially.

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Legume

Late Flowering Red Clover

Red clover is one of the most popularly used true clovers in the UK. Once established itís capable of rapid growth and shows reasonably good persistence up to three years, although ongoing breeding work is being carried out to increase plant persistence. The 'single cut' or 'late' strains of red clover, notably the diploid variety altaswede provide one large cut per season, flowering once per season, approximately 10 - 18 days later than the 'double cut' early strains.

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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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Legume

Persian Clover

A legume species which is widely used across Europe. It is less common in the UK but can be a useful forage plan. This short term annual fixes nitrogen and is capable of rapid growth making it ideal for providing a quick boost to soil fertility where there is a window of 5-9 months. When in flower Persian clover has a particularly pleasing smell.

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Legume

Sweet Clover

Sweet clover (also known as yellow blossom) is a tall biennial plant. There are two forms, one white flowered and one yellow, with little difference between them. Once established it is aggressive, producing a large tap root and significant biomass.

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Brassica

Tillage Radish

Tillage radish is a deep rooted brassica, used to improve soil structure. It has a deep rooting ability to break through compacted layers and plough pans, creating better drainage and air movement within the soil. Although originally utilised in the states, it has been used in the Uk for the last several years.

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Legume

Yellow Trefoil / Black Medick

Yellow trefoil (also known as black medick) is a short lived annual/biennial legume, with a low growth habit making it a common choice for undersowing and soil improvement.

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