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Winter Cover Crop

Ref: MIXCCL

Sown just before or after the combine, this super quick mix covers the soil, fixes N while the weather is warm and picks up N that would otherwise be washed out of the soil. This mix will stay green and continue to grow until severe frosts. The grass component provides a useful grazing bite.


Contents per Acre%kg
certified ANDREA westerwold ryegrass22.01.10
certified TILNEY mustard20.01.00
certified CONTEA crimson clover20.01.00
certified Toro Fodder Radish16.00.80
certified Asta phacelia5.00.25
tillage Radish5.00.25
certified GLOBAL red clover5.00.25
certified Persian Clover CoverCoat & Rhizobia4.00.20
certified DAWN alsike clover3.00.15
Units AcHaKg

£23.27 / 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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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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Other

Phacelia

Phacelia is a rapidly growing, high biomass plant. It is a nitrogen holder and weed suppressor. Its eye catching purple flowers are particularly good at attracting bees and other beneficial insects.

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Legume

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 highest yielding strains of red clover are called 'double cut' varieties, normally providing quick regrowth after cutting and several flushes or cuts per season. The 'single cut' strains of red clover, notably the variety altaswede provide one large cut per season, flowering approximately 10 days later than the 'double cut' strains.

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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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Grass

Westerwold Ryegrass

Westerwolds is the highest yielding ryegrass with similar forage quality to the well known Italian ryegrass. This is an annual form of ryegrass which is very fast to establish, producing a silage crop just 12 weeks from sowing. It is the only grass to produce a stem and seed head from a spring sowing, making it suitable for the production of hay for horses, from a spring planting.

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