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Vineyard Soil Improving Brassica Mix

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This fast growing cover crop is designed to cover the ground quickly and if mulched, it can improve add organic matter to the soil. The deep rooted Tillage and Fodder Radish are included in the mixture to improve soil structure and drainage on heavier soil sites. It can be sown from late April until early September. These annual species can be mulched to terminate the plants.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
               

Contents per Kg%kg
certified TILNEY mustard50.00.50
certified TORO Fodder Radish23.00.23
certified EARLY ENGLISH vetch16.00.16
certified STRUCTURATOR tillage radish5.00.05
certified AKENATON egyption/berseem clover4.00.04
certified MIRA phacelia2.00.02
Units AcHaKg

£2.99 / Kg

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

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Legume

Berseem Clover

This is a short term legume also known as Egyptian clover. It provides fast growing biomass and nitrogen fixation when sown in warm soils.

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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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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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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

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.

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