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Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Ref: MERULA
Sowing rate: 6 kg per acre (15 kg/ha, 1.5 g/m²)

N Fixer. The best clover for N fixation, soil structure and weed suppression. Sow March to September. Lasts for at least two years and will make silage.

Red clover can be used as part of your greening measures, as a 'pasture legume' or a 'nitrogen fixing crop' option.

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Contents

6.00kg (100%)
Red Clover
15 kg (100%)
Red Clover
1 kg (100%)
Red Clover
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White Clover (Trifolium repens)

Ref: ABERP
Sowing rate: 4 kg per acre (10 kg/ha, 1 g/m²)

N Fixer. A low-growing clover for undersowing, N fixation and weed suppression. Often mixed with yellow trefoil. Sow between March and September.

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3.00kg (75%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
7.5 kg (75%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.75 kg (75%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
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Persian Clover (Trifolium respusinatum)

Ref: MARCO
Sowing rate: 4 kg per acre (10 kg/ha, 1 g/m²)

N Fixer. An annual for short term use. Can be sown in spring or autumn. Will grow well on slightly acidic and clay soils. Best used in mixtures with grass. Can be foraged.

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4.00kg (100%)
certified Marco Polo persian clover
10 kg (100%)
certified Marco Polo persian clover
1 kg (100%)
certified Marco Polo persian clover
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Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum)

Ref: DIOG
Sowing rate: 6 kg per acre (15 kg/ha, 1.5 g/m²)

N Fixer. Annual legume sown late summer or after harvest by mid September for winter sheep keep. Will flower if left until May.

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6.00kg (100%)
certified DIOGNE crimson clover
15 kg (100%)
certified DIOGNE crimson clover
1 kg (100%)
certified DIOGNE crimson clover
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Certified Berseem Clover

Ref: AKEN
Sowing rate: 6 kg per acre (15 kg/ha, 1.5 g/m²)

Berseem Clover is also referred to as Egyptian Clover, it will establish rapidly in warm temperatures but will be killed by winter frosts. It is an annual clover which shares similar properties to Persian Clover. Sow into warm soils from May-September. 

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6.00kg (100%)
Certified Berseem Clover
15 kg (100%)
Certified Berseem Clover
1 kg (100%)
Certified Berseem Clover
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Sweet Clover (Melilotus spp)

Ref: SWE
Sowing rate: 6 kg per acre (15 kg/ha, 1.5 g/m²)

N Fixer. Biennial. Fast to establish from May sowings. Strong rooting plant for soil structure improvement. Must be effectively destroyed to avoid volunteers.

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Contents

6.00kg (100%)
Sweet Clover
15 kg (100%)
Sweet Clover
1 kg (100%)
Sweet Clover
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Yellow Trefoil (Medicago lupulina)

Ref: VIRGO
Sowing rate: 4 kg per acre (10 kg/ha, 1 g/m²)

N Fixer. A low-growing annual ideal for undersowing to spring cereal to fix N and suppress weeds. Broadcast in May after cereal established.

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Contents

4.00kg (100%)
Yellow Trefoil
10 kg (100%)
Yellow Trefoil
1 kg (100%)
Yellow Trefoil
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Sainfoin (Onobrychis Viciifolia)

Ref: SAI
Sowing rate: 35 kg per acre (87.5 kg/ha, 8.75 g/m²)

Sainfoin is a silage or hay crop that can also be grazed.  It is drought-resistant, needs no nitrogen fertiliser, does not cause bloat and is a natural anthelmintic. In these times of rising fertiliser, feed and veterinary drug prices, it is a crop that can be of huge benefit to farmers, and the environment.

Sainfoin thrives on free draining, alkaline and calcareous soils (pH6.2 or above).  It is not suitable for moisture-retentive or acidic ground.

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Contents

35.00kg (100%)
commercial sainfoin
87.5 kg (100%)
commercial sainfoin
1 kg (100%)
commercial sainfoin
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Lucerne Four Year Cutting Crop

Ref: NEP
Sowing rate: 8 kg per acre (20 kg/ha, 2 g/m²)

The selection of the correct variety is important. We have selected Marshall as being the best this year. This offers good resistance against Verticillium wilt, a disease which is soil-borne and must be avoided if lucerne is to be grown regularly. Sow with a small seeds drill or broadcast. 

Lucerne can be used as part of your greening measures, as a 'pasture legume' or a 'nitrogen fixing crop' option.

Lucerne requires a particular bacteria to be present in the soil for it to nodulate successfully. Nodules on the roots allow the plants to fix nitrogen and develop correctly.  The culture required for this can be ordered seperately.

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Contents

8.00kg (100%)
certified MARSHAL lucerne
20 kg (100%)
certified MARSHAL lucerne
1 kg (100%)
certified MARSHAL lucerne
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Chicory

Ref: PUN
Sowing rate: 6 kg per acre (15 kg/ha, 1.5 g/m²)

Chicory is a very popular, deep rooting species.  It is commonly used as an addition to grazing leys due to its high protein content and its ability to fatten lambs.  It is also very deep rooting, suiting dry soils and is frequently used in combination with other species as a green manure.  Sow no later than early September to ensure safe establishment in time for the winter.

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Contents

6.00kg (100%)
certified Puna II chicory
15 kg (100%)
certified Puna II chicory
1 kg (100%)
certified Puna II chicory
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Vetch (Vicia sativa)

Ref: VET
Sowing rate: 35 kg per acre (87.5 kg/ha, 8.75 g/m²)

N Fixer. This is a winter-hardy annual which can be grown on its own to fix large amounts of N, or with westerwolds or rye for the protection of soils over the winter. This is the best legume for over wintering and can be left until May when it produces around 200kgN/ha. Best sown during September and by mid October. Vetch makes good silage too and is often mixed with oats. For this sow 25 kg vetch and 50 kg oats. 

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Contents

35.00kg (100%)
Vetch
87.5 kg (100%)
Vetch
1 kg (100%)
Vetch
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Hairy Vetch

Ref: VILL
Sowing rate: 35 kg per acre (87.5 kg/ha, 8.75 g/m²)

Hairy vetch is an annual plant which is most commonly used as a green manure. It will re-seed itself if it is allowed to produce mature seed, this may lead to it becoming a weed problem in the future. 

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35.00kg (100%)
certified Villana hairy vetch
87.5 kg (100%)
certified Villana hairy vetch
1 kg (100%)
certified Villana hairy vetch
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Sheeps Parsley (Petroselenium Crispum)

Ref: SHE
Sowing rate: 4 kg per acre (10 kg/ha, 1 g/m²)

Sheeps parsley is a common forage herb, usually mixed with ribgrass, yarrow and burnet to increase diversity and lift trace elements from deep within the soil profile.  It can be mixed with regular grassland crops to increase grazing quality.

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Contents

4.00kg (100%)
sheep's parsley forage herb
10 kg (100%)
sheep's parsley forage herb
1 kg (100%)
sheep's parsley forage herb
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Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium)

Ref: YAR
Sowing rate: 1 kg per acre (2.5 kg/ha, 0.25 g/m²)

Yarrow is a small seeded forage herb which is commonly mixed with sheeps parsley, burnet and ribgrass to increase diversity and lift trace elements from deep within the soil profile.  It can be mixed with regular grassland crops to increase grazing quality but caution should be exercised when sowing this species, the seeds are very small (millions of seeds per kg) and this species can be quite invasive if not managed or grazed regularly.

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Contents

1.00kg (100%)
yarrow forage herb
2.5 kg (100%)
yarrow forage herb
1 kg (100%)
yarrow forage herb
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Burnet (sheeps/small burnet)

Ref: BUR
Sowing rate: 9 kg per acre (22.5 kg/ha, 2.25 g/m²)

Burnet is a perennial forage herb which is commonly mixed with sheeps parsley, yarrow and ribgrass to increase diversity and lift trace elements from deep within the soil profile. It has a high grazing quality and a long season.  It is not advised to be sown as a pure stand, but is a healthy addition to grazing pastures.

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Contents

9.00kg (100%)
burnet forage herb
22.5 kg (100%)
burnet forage herb
1 kg (100%)
burnet forage herb
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Ribgrass (Ribwort Plantain/Plantago Lanceolata)

Ref: END
Sowing rate: 4 kg per acre (10 kg/ha, 1 g/m²)

Ribgrass is a very popular perennial forage herb which is commonly mixed with sheeps parsley, yarrow and burnet to increase diversity and lift trace elements from deep within the soil profile.  It can be mixed with regular grassland crops to increase grazing quality, and with deep roots it is also popular in mixtures for lighter land.

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Contents

4.00kg (100%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
10 kg (100%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
1 kg (100%)
certified ENDURANCE ribgrass
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Buckwheat

Ref: BUC
Sowing rate: 28 kg per acre (70 kg/ha, 7 g/m²)

Buckwheat is an annual that grows very quickly.  It should be sown between April and June.  It is not frost hardy but is good at scavenging phosphate from the soil.  It is a weed supressor, but not a nitrgoen fixer.

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Contents

28.00kg (100%)
certified buckwheat
70 kg (100%)
certified buckwheat
1 kg (100%)
certified buckwheat
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Borage

Ref: borage
Sowing rate: 4 kg per acre (10 kg/ha, 1 g/m²)

This species is very attractive to pollinators and other benefical insects, readily re-seeding itself and can grow 50-70 cm in height, it has a particularly long flowering period from June onwards.

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Contents

4.00kg (100%)
Borage
10 kg (100%)
Borage
1 kg (100%)
Borage
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Dwarf Sorghum

Ref: SORGHUM
Sowing rate: 8 kg per acre (20 kg/ha, 2 g/m²)

An annual crop with similar properties to maize. Sow in May or June. One acre packs.

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Contents

8.00kg (100%)
dwarf sorghum
20 kg (100%)
dwarf sorghum
1 kg (100%)
dwarf sorghum
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Sunflower

Ref: SUN
Sowing rate: 10 kg per acre (25 kg/ha, 2.5 g/m²)

Drill after mid April into warm soils. Please specify dwarf (1-2 metres) or standard type (2 metres+).

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Contents

10.00kg (100%)
Sunflower
25 kg (100%)
Sunflower
1 kg (100%)
Sunflower
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White Millet

Ref: MIL
Sowing rate: 10 kg per acre (25 kg/ha, 2.5 g/m²)

Highly recommended for its feed attributes. Millet is seldom sown on its own, however sown with maize or kale, results can be excellent. One method is to plant maize in the usual wide rows and then to drill or broadcast millet in blocks at right angles to the maize. This will ensure a steady release of birds. Sow during April and May.  

(Please note, the above picture is a Millet / Maize mixture)

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Contents

10.00kg (100%)
Millet
25 kg (100%)
Millet
1 kg (100%)
Millet
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Red Millet

Ref: MILR
Sowing rate: 10 kg per acre (25 kg/ha, 2.5 g/m²)

Red millet has very similar attributes to its relative, white millet. Millet is seldom sown on its own, however sown with maize or kale, results can be excellent. One method is to plant maize in the usual wide rows and then to drill or broadcast millet in blocks at right angles to the maize. This will ensure a steady release of birds. Sow during April and May.  

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Contents

10.00kg (100%)
red millet
25 kg (100%)
red millet
1 kg (100%)
red millet
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Japanese Reed Millet

Ref: REEDM
Sowing rate: 10 kg per acre (25 kg/ha, 2.5 g/m²)

Japanese Reed Millet (often known as Tanka) is a stronger, reasonably hardy millet, used promarily for cover and holding up other millet species, rather than a food source.

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Contents

10.00kg (100%)
Japanese Reed Millet
25 kg (100%)
Japanese Reed Millet
1 kg (100%)
Japanese Reed Millet
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Game Maize

Ref: KATY
Sowing rate: 14 kg per acre (35 kg/ha, 3.5 g/m²)

Maize is one of the most useful game crops providing a source of winter feed. The open bottom of a maize crop draws pheasants and partridges alike. It is best sown during late April.

PLEASE NOTE 1: Supplied in one acre packs only - please do not order by kg or by hectare.  If this is done by accident we will call to correct and confirm the number of acre packs required.

PLEASE NOTE 2: Game maize comes treated as standard and is therefore not suitable for organic farms.  Annually there are small amounts of untreated seed available but this is always in short supply.  Please call to confirm availablity.

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Contents

14.00kg (100%)
certifed Game Maize
35 kg (100%)
certifed Game Maize
1 kg (100%)
certifed Game Maize
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Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)

Ref: STALA
Sowing rate: 4 kg per acre (10 kg/ha, 1 g/m²)

N Lifter. Fast to establish summer cover. Large root mass to improve soil. Good on light soils. Sow from May. Destroy at flowering or it will set seed.

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Contents

4.00kg (100%)
certified phacelia
10 kg (100%)
certified phacelia
1 kg (100%)
certified phacelia
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Mustard (Sinapis alba)

Ref: ZLA
Sowing rate: 8 kg per acre (20 kg/ha, 2 g/m²)

N Lifter. Fast growing weed suppressor. Reduces wireworm population. Not usually winter hardy. Sow between May and August.

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Contents

8.00kg (100%)
certified mustard
20 kg (100%)
certified mustard
1 kg (100%)
certified mustard
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Tillage Radish

Ref: till
Sowing rate: 3 kg per acre (7.5 kg/ha, 0.75 g/m²)

The Tillage Radish has a particularly deep tap root, which helps to improve soils structure and drainage by drilling down through heavy soils and compacted layers.

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acres

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3.00kg (100%)
Structuator Tillage Radish
7.5 kg (100%)
Structuator Tillage Radish
1 kg (100%)
Structuator Tillage Radish