Companion Crops

Companion crops help improve the establishment and yield of oilseed rape crops by growing alongside them.  There are four main species used in companion cropping, each with their unique benefits to aid OSR establishment in their early development: 
  • TABOR Berseem Clover 
  • LIFAGO Buckwheat 
  • BINGO Red Vetch 
  • Fenugreek 
These species reduce weed burden and protect against flee beetle whilst fixing nitrogen.

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EnviroSeeds Shielder Companion Crop Mixture

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EnviroSeeds Shielder Companion Crop Mixture

Description

The all-in-one companion crop. A combination of frost tender, deep-rooted and large canopied varieties fully protects the OSR crop from predators. 

  • A strong odour to deter flea beetle 
  • Large, dense canopy to disguise the OSR crops 
  • Deep taproots to encourage rapid establishment 

Sowing rate: 12.5kg/ha 
Mixture Details

Mixture Details

50% LIFAGO Buckwheat, 25% TABOR Berseem Clover, 25% Fenugreek
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £66.00
5-20 Save 5% £62.00
21+ Save 10% £59.00

EnviroSeeds N-Fixer Companion Crop Mixture

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EnviroSeeds N-Fixer Companion Crop Mixture

Description

Includes TABOR, a single-cut variety of Berseem Clover with BINGO Red Vetch to disguise the OSR crop during it's vital growing stages.

  • Rapid establishment with N fixing properties 
  • Frost tender varieties that won't regrow 
  • Produces a good level of bio-mass

Sowing rate: 10kg/ha 
Mixture Details

Mixture Details

20% TABOR Berseem Clover, 80% BINGO Red Vetch
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £64.00
5-20 Save 5% £60.00
21+ Save 10% £57.00

EnviroSeeds Fix and Block Companion Crop Mixture

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EnviroSeeds Fix and Block Companion Crop Mixture

Description

Beseem Clover and Fenugreek mix to aid OSR crop establishment by fixing nitrogen and deterring flea beetle activity. 

  • Suppresses weed growth to allow room to ORS crop to establish 
  • The odour from the fenugreek acts as a flea beetle deterrent 
  • Frost tender clover varieties 

Sowing rate: 10kg/ha
Mixture Details

Mixture Details

50% TABOR Berseem Clover, 50% Fenugreek  
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £86.00
5-20 Save 5% £81.00
21+ Save 10% £77.00

EnviroSeeds Fix and Protect Companion Crop Mixture

Description
EnviroSeeds Fix and Protect Companion Crop Mixture

Description

The deep taproots of Berseem Clover help improve the soil structure whilst the large canopy of Buckwheat disguises the growing OSR plants.

  • Nitrogen fixing properties 
  • No regrowth with frost tender varieties 
  • Rapid germination and establishment 

Sowing rate: 10kg/ha 
Mixture Details

Mixture Details

40% TABOR Berseem Clover, 60% LIFAGO Buckwheat
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £65.00
5-20 Save 5% £61.00
21+ Save 10% £58.00

EnviroSeeds Beetle Blaster Companion Crop Mixture

Description
EnviroSeeds Beetle Blaster Companion Crop Mixture

Description

The large canopy of Buckwheat establishes fast and provides effective physical protection, whilst the natural odour of Fenugreek masks the smell of the OSR crops. 
 
  • Frost sensitive varieties to guarantee no regrowth 
  • Nutrient scavaging and N fixing properties 
  • High vigour and rapid establishment 

 Sowing rate: 12.5kg/ha 
Mixture Details

Mixture Details

70% LIFAGO Buckwheat, 30% Fenugreek
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £56.00
5-20 Save 5% £53.00
21+ Save 10% £50.00

Fenugreek Seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

Description
Fenugreek Seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

Description

Fenugreek 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
1-4 £95.00
5-20 Save 5% £90.00
21+ Save 10% £85.00

LIFAGO Buckwheat Seed (Fagopyrum tataricum)

Description
LIFAGO Buckwheat Seed (Fagopyrum tataricum)

Description

LIFAGO Buckwheat portrays faster and more vigorous growth than other Buckwheat varieties by providing 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
1-4 £60.00
5-20 Save 5% £57.00
21+ Save 10% £54.00

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

BINGO Red Vetch Seed (Vicia atropurpurea)

Description
BINGO Red Vetch Seed (Vicia atropurpurea)

Description

BINGO Red Vetch is more frost tender than other Vetch varieties and 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
1-4 £60.00
5-20 Save 5% £57.00
21+ Save 10% £54.00

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