Short-term Fallow Mix (NUM3)

Ref: MIXSTFALL

SFI Codes: NUM3

A short-term NUM3 Sustainable Farming Initative option for those planting in the spring and terminating the cover for a winter cereal in autumn.These seeds must be shallow sown in to warm soils in the spring, do not be tempted to sow to early when soils are cold, aim to sow no deeper than 10mm.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
               

Contents per Acre%kg
certified Buckwheat30.91.700
certified Alsike Clover21.81.200
certified Crimson Clover18.21.000
certified Berseem Clover12.70.700
certified Red Clover9.10.500
certified Phacelia7.30.400

£31.65 / Acre

Sowing rate: 5.5kg/acre (13.8kg/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

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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Other

Buckwheat

This is a short term, aggressive weed suppressor. It is good at scavenging for phosphate in the soil, breaking it down and then making it available to subsequent crops after incorporation. It's especially useful in soils that suffer from phosphate lockup. With its quick growth, the plant can establish from seed in 8 - 10 weeks.

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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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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 2-3 weeks later than the 'double cut' strains.

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