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Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)
N Lifter. Fast to establish summer cover. Large root mass to improve soil. A favourite for insects due to it's high nectar output. Good on light soils. Sow from May. Must be destroyed prior to seeding to avoid volounteers in the following season.
Persistence (0-10 Years)
Yield (0-20 T DM/Ha)
Grazing Suitability (1-5)
Cutting Suitability (1-5)
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.