The following two cover crop mixtures have been developed to provide a balanced base mixture for farmers who want to design their own mixture to target a specific issue by utilising on-farm seed or bought-in straight species.
DIY COVER CROP BASE MIXTURE 1
- Combination of three reliable species
- Suited to all soil types
- Suitable for all rotations
DIY COVER CROP BASE MIXTURE 2
- High legume content to target nitrogen fixation
- Boost soil health and beneficial insects
- Suited to medium/lighter soils
Additional species to add to target specific issues:
Soil structure on heavier soil types:
- Radish species – smart, daikon and oil types
Diffuse pollution reduction / nutrient capture:
- Cereals – rye and black oats
- Radish – high biomass types
- White mustard
Nitrogen fixation and soil health:
- Vetch species – common, hairy and purple
- Clovers – berseem and crimson
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