FlexiCover One Year Game Mix
This flexible mixture combines brassicas, sorghums and cereals. Sowing in wide rows allows game birds easier movement if pushing them into a flushing point or sow in narrow rows to create a denser holding cover, or windbreak alongside maize. The mix contains annual species and will need to be resown each year.
|Contents per Acre||%||kg|
|certified spring barley||22.5||3.600|
|certifed Shorty dwarf sorghum||24.1||3.850|
|Japanese Reed Millet||2.5||0.400|
|certified forage rape||3.1||0.500|
|certified hybrid rape||3.1||0.500|
|certified fodder radish||3.1||0.500|
|certified gold of pleasure||1.6||0.250|
Barely is a member of the grass family, it is grown as a cereal grain crop throughout the UK and worldwide. If the grain reaches the correct quality it may be used in the brewing process, alternatively it can be used for animal feed. Barley straw is also a useful commodity for livestock fodder.
Although it is grown around the world for grain and as a fodder source, in the Uk sorghum is generally used as game bird cover. Dwarf sorghum is a short, stocky type of sorghum, designed to remain strong and upright throughout the shooting season.
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.
A quick growing, leafy brassica plant, this species provides a very palatable, high yielding, protein rich crop for livestock.
Gold of Pleasure
Gold of Pleasure may also be known as camelina or false flax. It is a multi branched, seed bearing, member of the mustard family. Historically it has been cultivated as an agricultural crop. In the Uk it is generally used as a component of sown over-winter wild bird seed mixtures and game cover, due to its ability to produce lots of small seed bearing pods.
Gold of Pleasure Species Guide Buy Gold of Pleasure Straight
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.
Kale/Rape Hybrid Species Guide Buy Kale/Rape Hybrid Straight
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.
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.
A warm season, cultivated grass species. In the Uk it is generally used as a game cover component, providing a structural element which enables cover for gamebirds and holds up other plant species.
Triticale is a hybrid or crossing of the cereal plants wheat and rye. The benefit of this crossing, is to combine the quality and yield potential of wheat, with the robust nature and wider growing conditions of rye. Currently there is some production for human consumption, however most is used for livestock forage. It may also form a constituent of farmland bird winter food mixtures.
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.