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Humus Builder Soil Structure Improver Two-Four Year Mixture

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This mix utilises species with very strong tap roots for huge improvements to soil structure and organic matter levels. Ideal on light or dry land, the deep roots in this mix take a little longer to establish, but are well worth the benefit. Use this mix instead of 'Fertility Builder' when you have time to grow a 2-4 year green manure - the benefits will be greater.Utilising very strong tap root species for massive improvements to soil structure and humus build up. Provided that this mixture is left in the ground for at least two years it adds more organic matter to the soil than the ryegrass-based type. Cocksfoot is significantly deeper rooting than ryegrass and will keep growing well during dry seasons. This may mean more topping but remember the principle role of a green manure is to add as much organic matter as possible. Sow by mid September.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
Grazing Suitability (1-5)
Cutting Suitability (1-5)

Contents per Acre%kg
certified GLOBAL red clover53.34.000
certified SPARTA cocksfoot40.03.000
certifed PUNA / ENDURE chicory blend6.70.500
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£70.13 / Acre

Sowing rate: 7.5kg/acre (18.8kg/ha)

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Mycorrhizal Fungi (0.5 Kg) £11.75/Acre
More InfoNaturally occurring, Mycorrhizal Fungi (MF) can provide a higher yielding grass ley with increased robustness, better drought tolerance and better nutrient uptake. Itís particularly beneficial for legumes, but works on all plants (except brassica species) to create a large secondary root system which will support them for their lifetime.
Beneficial Soil Microbes (0.5 Kg) £16.00/Acre
More InfoRe-introduce lost biology back into your soil by using 'Beneficial Soil Microbes'. Healthy soils require key pioneer microbe species in order to support maximum plant performance, and transfer key nutrients, such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium to your crops. Years of intensive farming can destroy these important microbe populations, so re-establishing them can play an important part in the recovery of your soil's fertility. Read more here:
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Chicory is an eye catching, mineral rich forage herb that has a long taproot capable of penetrating to great depth, breaking through plough pans and leaving the soil aerated, aiding drainage and crop root development. Itís frequently used in combination with other species as a soil improving species and is commonly used as an addition to grazing leys due to its high protein content and its ability to fatten lambs. It is also a known anthelmintic species.

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A densely tufted, bluish green species, it can grow up to 1 metre in height and can create tussocks. The dense one sided panicle is said to resemble the shape of a cocks foot.

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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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