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Two Year Wild Bird Seed Mix 70% ORGANIC - WHEAT SEPARATE

Ref: mixwbssorg

OELS/HLS Codes: OF2.

This mixture includes cereal and quinoa to provide food for farmland birds in the first winter, while kale provides late seed in the second winter. It has a duration of two years and can safe re establsihing a bird plot annually.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
               

Contents per Kg%kg
certfied ORGANIC spring wheat70.00.700
certified mustard2.00.020
fodder radish2.00.020
quinoa2.00.020
fodder rape/kale hybrid2.00.020
Red Millet5.00.050
White millet5.00.050
certified kale6.00.060
certified kale6.00.060
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£3.27 / Kg

Sowing rate: 20.0kg/acre (50.0kg/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

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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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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Other

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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Cereal

Wheat

Wheat is one of the most widely produced cereals in the world, it is grown on more land than any other food crop. It is used for human consumption and livestock feed. The straw is a useful commodity bi product, normally used for livestock bedding.

Wheat Species Guide

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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