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Companion crops aid the establishment of young Oilseed Rape plants by providing physical and scented protection from damaging pests, such as Flea Beetle. Carefully selected varieties are killed off by frosts and prevent regrowth in the vital Spring growing season.

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BINGO Purple Vetch Seed (Vicia atropurpurea)

Description
BINGO Purple Vetch Seed (Vicia atropurpurea)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Purple Vetch is more frost tender than other Vetch varieties 
  • Grows vigorously in a short period of time
  • Susceptible to frost and will be taken out by temperatures below freezing 
  • Nitrogen-fixing properties 
  • Superior weed suppression 

Sowing rate: 20kg/ha 
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price Per kg
1-4 £95.00 £3.80
5-20 Save 5% £90.00 £3.60
21+ Save 10% £85.00 £3.40

Buckwheat Seed (Fagopyrum esculentum)

Description
Buckwheat Seed (Fagopyrum esculentum)
Next Day Delivery

Description

  • Thick, bushy seed-producing plant
  • Very fast establishment, effective weed suppressor
  • Scavenges phosphates
  • Can be used as a companion to oilseed rape to create a protective canopy

Sowing rate: 50kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price Per kg
1-4 £65.00 £2.60
5-20 Save 5% £61.00 £2.44
21+ Save 10% £58.00 £2.32

Fenugreek Seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

Description
Fenugreek Seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Provides a natural odour to deter predators on young OSR crops
  • A quick-growing annual which is easily taken out by frosts
  • Sow from July to September
  • Nitrogen-fixing properties
  • Commonly grown alongside OSR as a companion crop

Sowing rate: 10kg/ha 
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price Per kg
1-4 £75.00 £3.00
5-20 Save 5% £71.00 £2.84
21+ Save 10% £67.00 £2.68

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LIFAGO Buckwheat Seed (Fagopyrum tataricum)

Description
LIFAGO Buckwheat Seed (Fagopyrum tataricum)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Faster and more vigorous growth than other Buckwheat varieties 
  • Provides a larger leaf canopy
  • Dense canopy to provide physical shelter from flea beetle 
  • Rapid establishment and vigour 
  • Scavenges phosphates from the soil for future crops 

Sowing rate: 10kg/ha 
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price Per kg
1-4 £75.00 £3.00
5-20 Save 5% £71.00 £2.84
21+ Save 10% £67.00 £2.68

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TABOR Berseem Clover Seed (Trifolium alexandrinum)

Description
TABOR Berseem Clover Seed (Trifolium alexandrinum)
Next Day Delivery

Description

  • Fast-growing, single-cut variety quickly taken out by frosts to avoid further regrowth
  • Can be used as a short term cover crop or companion crop 
  • Nitrogen fixing legume 
  • Not frost tolerant and can be compatible with other legumes and grasses 

Sowing rate: 15kg/ha
Pack quantity
15kg
Pack Pack Price Per kg
1-4 £70.00 £4.67
5-20 Save 5% £66.00 £4.40
21+ Save 10% £63.00 £4.20

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