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SW Codes - Grass Buffers and Field Margins

The mixtures below comply with 2021 schemes for SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8. The establishment of permanent grass buffer strips will produce new habitats, protect existing landscape features and improve water quality. If used next to watercourses, buffers and margins also prevent pollutants and sediments from being transported in surface water run-off. The strips will also provide safe green corridors to link habitats.

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AHL3 / AB3 Buffer Strip and Beetle Bank with cocksfoot (FS8)

Description
AHL3 / AB3 Buffer Strip and Beetle Bank with cocksfoot (FS8)
5-7 Day Delivery

Description

  • Suitable for Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI): AHL3 AHL4 IGL3
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2
  • Ideal for the creation of 2 metre tussocky grass ridges
  • Beetle banks should run from one side of an arable field to the the other
 
Sowing rate: 20kg/ha 
Mixture Details

Mixture Details

60% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 20% Tall Fescue, 15% Slender Creeping Red Fescue, 5% Cocksfoot
Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship

Beetle Banks
Proving nesting and foraging habitats for a range of beneficial insects, pollinators, small mammals and farmland birds. 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2
Pack quantity
20kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £122.00 £6.10/kg
5-20 Save 5% £115.00 £5.75/kg
21+ Save 10% £109.00 £5.45/kg

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AHL3 / AB3 Beetle Bank AB3 without cocksfoot (FS9)

Description
AHL3 / AB3 Beetle Bank AB3 without cocksfoot (FS9)
5-7 Day Delivery

Description

  • Suitable for Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI): AHL3 AHL4 IGL3
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 
  • Provides nesting habitats for insects and farmland birds
  • Dense cover for invertebrates and pollinators 
 
Sowing rate: 20kg/ha 
Mixture Details

Mixture Details

60% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 20% Tall Fescue, 10% Hard Fescue, 10% Slender Creeping Red Fescue
Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship

Beetle Banks
Proving nesting and foraging habitats for a range of beneficial insects, pollinators, small mammals and farmland birds. 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2
Pack quantity
20kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £122.00 £6.10/kg
5-20 Save 5% £115.00 £5.75/kg
21+ Save 10% £109.00 £5.45/kg

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AHL3 / AB3 Species Rich Wild Grass Mix (FS11)

Description
AHL3 / AB3 Species Rich Wild Grass Mix (FS11)
5-7 Day Delivery

Description

  • Suitable for Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI): AHL3 AHL4 IGL3
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3
  • Can be lightly grazed if required 
  • Wide range of species and heights to attract varied bids and small mammals 
 
Sowing rate: 20kg/ha 
Mixture Details

Mixture Details

27% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 17% Chewing's Fescue, 15% Meadow Fescue, 10% Hard Fescue, 10% Tall Fescue, 8% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass, 6% Sheep's Fescue, 4% Highland Bent, 3% Smaller Cat's Tail
Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship

Beetle Banks
Proving nesting and foraging habitats for a range of beneficial insects, pollinators, small mammals and farmland birds. 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2
Pack quantity
20kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £147.00 £7.35/kg
5-20 Save 5% £139.00 £6.95/kg
21+ Save 10% £132.00 £6.60/kg

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IPM2 / AB8 Flower Rich Margin & Plots (FS1)

Description
IPM2 / AB8 Flower Rich Margin & Plots (FS1)
7-10 Day Delivery

Description

  • Suitable for Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI): IPM2
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB8 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2 
  • Encourages farmland birds to forage within the mix 
  • Nectar-rich flowers throughout summer months 
 
Sowing rate: 20kg/ha
Mixture Details

Mixture Details

40% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 25% Chewings Fescue, 15% Hard Fescue, 5% Smooth Stalk Meadow Grass, 3.75% Berseem Clover, 3.75% Common Vetch, 3% Crimson Clover, 2.5% Red Clover, 0.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 0.5% Ribwort Plantain, 0.25% Lucerne, 0.25% Yelow Trefoil, 0.25% Yarrow, 0.25% White Clover
Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship

Flower Rich Margins and Plots
Provides habitat and foraging sites for pollinators, farmland birds and invertebrates - these include Yellowhammers, Bumblebees, Solitary Bees and Hoverflies. 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB8 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2 
Pack quantity
20kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £127.00 £6.35/kg
5-20 Save 5% £120.00 £6.00/kg
21+ Save 10% £114.00 £5.70/kg

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IPM2 / AB8 Wildflower Meadow Seed (FS3)

Description
IPM2 / AB8 Wildflower Meadow Seed (FS3)
5-7 Day Delivery

Description

  • Suitable for Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI): IPM2
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB8 GS4 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2
  • Nectar rich habitat for insects and small mammals 
  • Includes wider range of grass, legumes and wildflowers 
 
Sowing rate: 20kg/ha
Mixture Details

Mixture Details

30% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 10.75% Chewing's Fescue, 10% Hard Fescue, 10% Timothy, 10% Slender Creeping Red Fescue, 6% Smooth Stalk Meadow Grass, 5% Red Clover, 5% Sainfoin, 4% Sheep's Fescue, 2.5% Alsike Clover, 1.5% Ribwort Plantain, 1.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 0.75% Yarrow, 0.5% Meadow Foxtail, 0.5% Selfheal, 0.5% Oxeye Daisy, 0.5% Sheep's Sorrel, 0.5% Common Knapweed, 0.5% Wild Carrot
Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship

Flower Rich Margins and Plots
Provides habitat and foraging sites for pollinators, farmland birds and invertebrates - these include Yellowhammers, Bumblebees, Solitary Bees and Hoverflies. 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB8 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2 
Pack quantity
20kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £222.00 £11.10/kg
5-20 Save 5% £210.00 £10.50/kg
21+ Save 10% £199.00 £9.95/kg

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NUM3 / AB15 2-3 Year Sown Legume Fallow (FS6)

Description
NUM3 / AB15 2-3 Year Sown Legume Fallow (FS6)
5-7 Day Delivery

Description

  • Suitable for Sustainable Farming Incentive: NUM3 (static), NUM2
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2
  • For schemes that began in 2021 onwards 
  • Provides an abundant supply of nectar-rich flowers to attract beneficial insects 
 
Sowing rate: 15-20kg/ha 
Mixture Details

Mixture Details

55% Common Vetch, 15% Red Clover, 10% Crimson Clover, 12.5% Sainfoin, 2.5% Lucerne, 2.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 2.5% Black Medick
Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship

Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mix (2021 Schemes onwards)
Provides a rich source of pollen and nectar for pollinators including Bumblebees, Solitary Bees, Butterflies and Hoverflies. As well as invertebrate chick food for farmland birds between April and July. 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2
  • For schemes that began in 2021 onwards
Pack quantity
20kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £137.00 £6.85/kg
5-20 Save 5% £130.00 £6.50/kg
21+ Save 10% £123.00 £6.15/kg

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NUM3 / AB15 2-3 Year Sown Legume Fallow with Ryegrass (FS6/G)

Description
NUM3 / AB15 2-3 Year Sown Legume Fallow with Ryegrass (FS6/G)
5-7 Day Delivery

Description

  • Suitable for Sustainable Farming Incentive: NUM3 (static), NUM2
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2
  • Ryegrass reduces flowering blackgrass whilst providing an abundant supply of nectar-rich flowers to attract beneficial insects 

Sowing rate: 15-20kg/ha 
Mixture Details

Mixture Details

40% Perennial Ryegrass, 35% Common Vetch, 5% Crimson Clover, 8% Sainfoin, 2.5% Alsike Clover, 2.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 2.5% Lucerne, 2.5% Black Medick
Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship

Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mix (2021 Schemes onwards)
Provides a rich source of pollen and nectar for pollinators including Bumblebees, Solitary Bees, Butterflies and Hoverflies. As well as invertebrate chick food for farmland birds between April and July. Inclusive of Ryegrass aimed at reducing blackgrass populations.

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2
  • For schemes that began in 2021 onwards
Pack quantity
20kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £127.00 £6.35/kg
5-20 Save 5% £120.00 £6.00/kg
21+ Save 10% £114.00 £5.70/kg

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SAM3 / GS4 Herbal Ley (FS2)

Description
SAM3 / GS4 Herbal Ley (FS2)
5-7 Day Delivery

Description

  • Suitable for Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI): SAM3
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS1 GS4 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2 
  • A mixture containing grasses, legumes, herbs, and wildflowers 
  • Provides habitat and food for beneficial insects and pollinators 
 
Sowing rate: 20kg/ha
Mixture Details

Mixture Details

40% Perennial Ryegrass, 20% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 10% Vetch, 8% Meadow Fescue, 7% Timothy, 5% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass, 5% Red Clover, 2% Persian Clover, 1.25% Lucerne, 0.5% Sheep's Burnet, 0.25% Sheep's Parsley, 0.25% Plantain, 0.25% Yarrow, 0.25% Black Medick, 0.25% Birdsfoot Trefoil
Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship

Legume and Herb-Rich Swards
A vigorous sward that's inclusive of legumes and herbs, suitable for productive cattle and sheep. Also providing habitat and food for invertebrates and pollinators as well as improving soil structure and water infiltration.

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS1 GS4 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2 
Pack quantity
20kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £127.00 £6.35/kg
5-20 Save 5% £120.00 £6.00/kg
21+ Save 10% £114.00 £5.70/kg

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