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Game Cover Straights

PROTEOR KALE

  • Benefits from combi coat treatment (see page 40)
  • Exceptionally good winter standing power
  • A leafy Kale at intermediate stem height
  • Very high leaf to stem ratio (50% more leaf)
  • Excellent winter hardiness and standing power
  • Excellent tolerance of aphids, club root and other diseases
  • Light grazing in summer/autumn will result in some re-growth
  • High quality and well proven for game cover

£12.50

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 4

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GOLDENEYE KALE

  • Club Root Tolerant
  • Goldeneye is a giant variety specifically bred for the game cover market
  • Excellent combination of height and leaf production
  • It has a leafy top, strong stem
  • Good winter hardiness and tolerance of disease

£15.75

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 4

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INTERVAL HYBRID KALE

  • A fast growing, shiny leaved brassica developed from Ethiopian Mustard
  • Easy to establish and frost hardy
  • Produces a broken canopy which is great for flushing birds
  • Rapid growth is ideal for suppressing weeds
  • Often used as a patching crop when spring crops have failed
  • Planting before May can cause premature bolting

£23.75

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 5 – 7.5

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FORAGE RAPE

  • Forage Rape can be used as a rescue or catch crop
  • Provides good cover for holding and driving
  • It is largely unaffected by frost and wet weather
  • Will shed seed in the second year if Autumn sown
  • Very cost effective

£32.50

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 5

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DWARF SORGHUM

(Treatment Fungicide treated)

  • Dwarf Sorghum has a short, sturdy, broad-leaved stem and a substantial seed-head
  • Provides warmth and cover throughout the shooting season
  • Often sown as a companion to maize with the bulkier, shorter sorghum plants giving protection to the birds
  • Crop height approx. 90-100 cm

£40.00

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 20

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WHITE MILLET

  • It is a sunshine loving plant which is not frost hardy
  • Produces huge quantities of edible seed
  • Provides warmth, shelter and feed for game birds
  • White Millet will attract wild seed-eating birds such as finches
  • Particularly attractive to grey and red-legged partridges

£22.50

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 10

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JAPANESE REED MILLET

  • Japanese Reed Millet has the strongest plant of the Millet family
  • Winter hardy with a strong stem
  • Taller than Red or White Millet
  • Mixed with White and Red Millet it provides an excellent cover and feed (see Ambush Millet Mix)

£28.50

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 10

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DWARF SUNFLOWER

(Treatment Fungicide treated)

  • A short hybrid variety with very good standing ability
  • The seed- heads tend to be larger than those of the standard type
  • These are also best “swiped down” to enable birds to reach the large seed-heads
  • Plenty of nutritious seeds
  • More robust and vigorous to establish than standard type

£22.50

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 10

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SPRING LINSEED

  • Very fast to establish
  • Attractive to partridges especially in mixtures
  • Tolerates a range of soil types
  • Not frost hardy

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 75

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QUINOA

  • Produces plentiful amounts of seed
  • Good for holding partridge and pheasant
  • Attracts seed-eating song-birds
  • Commonly grown with kale

£15.00

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 2

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SPRING TRITICALE

  • A Wheat / Rye hybrid cereal providing good cover and feed in marginal low fertility areas
  • Will thrive with low inputs
  • Useful where brassica sickness is a problem
  • Able to withstand rabbit and deer attacks
  • Good winter hardiness and disease resistance
  • Often used as a companion crop in mixtures

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 125

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FODDER/OIL RADISH

  • A fast growing tall cover crop
  • Useful where brassica sickness is a problem
  • Quick to establish which aids weed suppression
  • If sown in July it will be ready to provide cover within six to eight weeks
  • Valuable as a replacement for failed crops, will continue to provide cover through the season

£24.00

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 10

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BUCKWHEAT CROP

  • A rapidly growing short term crop highly attractive to pheasants and partridge
  • Large amounts of nectar produced which attracts bees and other beneficial insects
  • Good in mixtures due to its bulkiness and rapid establishment
  • Buckwheat thrives best in sunny rather than shaded areas

£17.50

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 50

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WHITE MUSTARD CROP

  • Fast to establish and drought tolerant
  • Inexpensive and highly versatile cover crop
  • Can be sown alone or as a companion to other species
  • It is ideal for early cover, not winter hardy

£17.50

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 10

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GOLD OF PLEASURE CAMELINA

  • Well suited to poorer and nutrient deficient soils
  • Fast maturing, free-branching plant producing a seed very attractive to birds, especially partridge
  • A useful mixture for exposed areas

£23.75

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 10

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YELLOW BLOSSOM CLOVER

(2 YEAR)

  • Produces nectar that is highly attractive to insects, which attracts game birds and wildlife
  • Sowing with Kale which will help to provide cover in the first year
  • Ability to fix Nitrogen
  • Deep rooting it is invaluable for improving soil structure and fertility
  • Tall dense cover in its second year

£14.00

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 5

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REED CANARY GRASS

(Phalaris arundinacea)

  • Suitable for use in exposed regions
  • A hardy plant that will tolerate a wide range of soil types
  • Offers nesting and cover to pheasants
  • Drilling in wide rows is necessary rather than broadcasting or the crop will become too dense
  • Annual management should be undertaken to keep the rows clear
  • A companion crop will be needed in the 1st year of sowing

£47.00

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 6

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CHICORY

(PERENNIAL)

  • Creates a tall, dense cover, bolting in its second and following years to create a 6 – 7ft flowering hedge
  • Useful where a perimeter barrier is required
  • Good tolerance to drought, acid soils and major pests
  • Often used in mixtures to extend the cover period
  • A companion crop will be needed in the 1st year of sowing

£26.00

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Sowing Rate (kg/ha) 5

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