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Companion Crop Straights

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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Fenugreek Seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

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Fenugreek Seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
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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 £70.00
5-20 Save 5% £66.00
21+ Save 10% £63.00

LIFAGO Buckwheat Seed (Fagopyrum tataricum)

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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 £50.00
5-20 Save 5% £47.00
21+ Save 10% £45.00

TABOR Berseem Clover Seed (Trifolium alexandrinum)

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TABOR Berseem Clover Seed (Trifolium alexandrinum)
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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
1-4 £57.00
5-20 Save 5% £54.00
21+ Save 10% £51.00

Red Vetch Seed (Vicia atropurpurea)

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Red Vetch Seed (Vicia atropurpurea)

Description

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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