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Winter Cover Crop - Late Sown Winter Cover

Ref: MIXCCL

Sown just before or after the combine, this super quick mix covers the soil, fixes N while the weather is warm and picks up N that would otherwise be washed out of the soil. This mix will stay green and continue to grow until severe frosts. The grass component provides a useful grazing bite.


Contents per Acre%kg
certified PELETON westerwolds ryegrass40.02.000
commercial balansa clover20.01.000
certified GLOBAL red clover4.00.200
certified AURORA alsike clover4.00.200
certified Capeline brown mustard10.00.500
certified IRIS fodder radish10.00.500
certified DIAKON tillage radish6.00.300
cerified Lilla phacelia6.00.300
Units AcHaKg

£28.33 / Acre

Sowing rate: 5.0kg/acre (12.5kg/ha)

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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: https://www.biolevel.net/
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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.

Alsike Clover Species Guide

Brassica

Brown Mustard

This is a quick growing winter hardy brassica, sometimes known as Indian mustard. It has had more interest recently due to its ability to supress certain soil borne nematodes in high value cash crops like potatoes and sugar beet, it could potentially be an alternative way of dealing with pest without using artificial nematicides, using a technique called bio-fumigation.

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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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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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Brassica

Tillage Radish

Tillage radish is a deep rooted brassica, used to improve soil structure. It has a deep rooting ability to break through compacted layers and plough pans, creating better drainage and air movement within the soil. Although originally utilised in the states, it has been used in the Uk for the last several years.

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Grass

Westerwold Ryegrass

Westerwolds is the highest yielding ryegrass with similar forage quality to the well known Italian ryegrass. This is an annual form of ryegrass which is very fast to establish, producing a silage crop just 12 weeks from sowing. It is the only grass to produce a stem and seed head from a spring sowing, making it suitable for the production of hay for horses, from a spring planting.

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