Other Straights

Choose from a wide range of other cover crops seed to sow as straights or in mixtures with other species. From borage to buckwheat and lupins to linseed, Farm Seeds supplies the largest range of cover crops in the UK but if you can't find what you're looking for or just need a bit of a hand, don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Birdsfoot Trefoil Seed (Agricultural)

Description
Birdsfoot Trefoil Seed (Agricultural)

Description

  • Yellow-flowered perennial legume
  • Persists for 2-4 years
  • Sow spring or autumn
  • Useful addition to herbal leys

Sowing rate: 12.5kg/ha
Pack quantity
5kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £60.00
5-20 Save 5% £57.00
21+ Save 10% £54.00

Black Medick (Yellow Trefoil) Seed (Medicago lupulina)

Description
Black Medick (Yellow Trefoil) Seed (Medicago lupulina)

Description

  • Low growing cover crop that suppresses weeds and fixes nitrogen
  • Can be sown amongst brassica crops
  • Suitable for sheep grazing
  • Main use is as a green manure undersown in cereals
  • Low growth habit makes it useful in vegetable intercropping systems

Sowing rate: 10kg/ha
Pack quantity
5kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £59.00
5-20 Save 5% £56.00
21+ Save 10% £53.00

Black Oat Seed (Avena strigosa)

Description
Black Oat Seed (Avena strigosa)

Description

  • Also known as Japanese or bristle oats
  • Quicker growing and more fibrous roots than conventional oats
  • Produces high volumes of organic matter
  • Frost-sensitive, highly effective cover crop

Sowing rate: 30-50kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £50.00
5-20 Save 5% £47.00
21+ Save 10% £45.00

Sunflower Seed (Helianthus annuus)

Description
Sunflower Seed (Helianthus annuus)

Description

  • Standard, tall variety
  • Popular game cover species
  • Attractive to both game and song birds
  • Useful species for environmental schemes and green cover
 
Sowing rate: 25kg/ha
Pack quantity
10kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £48.00
5-20 Save 5% £45.00
21+ Save 10% £43.00

Lucerne Seed (Medicago sativa)

Description
Lucerne Seed (Medicago sativa)

Description

  • Lucerne is a longer term perennial clover which fixes large amounts of nitrogen from the air to enrich the soil
  • Widely used for green manure and has a large tap root
  • Ideally suited to light and chalky soils as well as dry climates
  • Supplied innoculated

Sowing rate: 25kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £175.00
5-20 Save 5% £166.00
21+ Save 10% £157.00

Borage Seed (Agricultural)

Description
Borage Seed (Agricultural)

Description

  • Borage is a nectar rich, annual flower
  • Grows up to 1m with bright blue flowers
  • Abundant source of easily digestible material 
 
Sowing rate: 12.5kg/ha
Pack quantity
5kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £71.00
5-20 Save 5% £67.00
21+ Save 10% £63.00

Buckwheat Seed (Fagopyrum esculentum)

Description
Buckwheat Seed (Fagopyrum esculentum)

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
1-4 £45.00
5-20 Save 5% £42.00
21+ Save 10% £40.00

Crimson Clover Seed (Trifolium incarnatum)

Description
Crimson Clover Seed (Trifolium incarnatum)

Description

  • Brightly coloured legume which attracts large numbers of insects
  • Excellent weed suppressor nitrogen fixer
  • Fast establishing, hardy annual

Sowing rate: 15kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £88.00
5-20 Save 5% £83.00
21+ Save 10% £79.00

DUBLET Spring Triticale

Description
DUBLET Spring Triticale

Description

  • A wheat/rye hybrid cereal providing good cover and feed in marginal low fertility areas where it will thrive with little input
  • Useful in situations where maize and millet are not options and where brassica sickness is a problem
  • Further important advantages are its ability to withstand rabbit attack, its winter hardiness and good disease resistance

Sowing rate: 150kg/ha
Pack quantity
500kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £300.00
5-20 Save 5% £285.00
21+ Save 10% £270.00

Linseed Seed (Linum usitatissimum)

Description
Linseed Seed (Linum usitatissimum)

Description

  • Very fast establishment
  • Tolerates a wide range of soil types
  • Effective soil conditioner
  • Broken canopy is very attractive to partridges

Sowing rate: 50kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £52.00
5-20 Save 5% £49.00
21+ Save 10% £46.00

Phacelia Seed (Phacelia tanacetifolia)

Description
Phacelia Seed (Phacelia tanacetifolia)

Description

  • Extremely fast-growing catch crop
  • Blue flowers attract huge numbers of insects
  • Competes well with weeds, very tender to frost

Sowing rate: 5kg/ha
Pack quantity
5kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £43.00
5-20 Save 5% £40.00
21+ Save 10% £38.00

Sainfoin Seed (Agricultural)

Description
Sainfoin Seed (Agricultural)

Description

  • Drought tolerant crop
  • Requires little or no inputs
  • High in protein
 
Sowing rate: 50kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £65.00
5-20 Save 5% £61.00
21+ Save 10% £58.00

Spring Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)

Description
Spring Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)

Description

  • Nitrogen-fixing, fast establishing legume
  • Can be sown in the spring or autumn
  • Provides a large amount of nitrogen - available to the following crop
  • Best suited to dry, alkaline soils
  • Commonly sown as a mixture with rye

Sowing rate: 50kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £40.00
5-20 Save 5% £38.00
21+ Save 10% £36.00

TABOR Berseem Clover Seed (Trifolium alexandrinum)

Description
TABOR Berseem Clover Seed (Trifolium alexandrinum)

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
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £75.00
5-20 Save 5% £71.00
21+ Save 10% £67.00

White Clover Seed (Trifolium repens)

Description
White Clover Seed (Trifolium repens)

Description

  • An important element of many silage and grazing mixtures
  • Persistent and good for fixing nitrogen
  • Very palatable for livestock and high in protein
  • Continued defoliation stimulates root growth and nitrogen fixation
  • Prefers to be shallow sown into a fine, firm seedbed

Sowing rate: 5-10kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £280.00
5-20 Save 5% £266.00
21+ Save 10% £252.00

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