Other Game Cover Species

As well as traditional game cover species such as millet, sorghum, kale and maize, many other species can be used in companion such as jonty, linseed, buckwheat and more, each with their own beneficial properties. Choose from our selection below or get in touch if you can't find what you're looking for.

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Fodder Radish

Description
Fodder Radish

Description

  • Quick growing game cover or green manure crop
  • High biomass production
  • Quick to establish and suppresses weeds
  • Excellent rooting to relieve compaction
  • Also effective as a late-sown game cover crop

Sowing rate: 15kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £77.00
5-20 Save 5% £73.00
21+ Save 10% £69.00

Green Fennel

Description
Green Fennel

Description

  • A perennial distinctive smelling plant
  • Provides excellent cover for pheasants and partridge
  • Ideally sown alongside other species

Sowing rate: 5kg/ha
Pack quantity
1kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £19.00
5-20 Save 5% £18.00
21+ Save 10% £17.00

Jonty

Description
Jonty

Description

  • Fast-growing brassica
  • Provides cover within six weeks of sowing
  • Grows similar to forage rape reaching a height of 60-80cm
  • Best planted in early autumn as a rescue crop 

Sowing rate: 5kg/ha
Pack quantity
1kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £12.00
5-20 Save 5% £11.00
21+ Save 10% £10.00

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

Texsel Greens (Brassica carinata)

Description
Texsel Greens (Brassica carinata)

Description

  • Fast-growing and easy to establish
  • Provide frost hardy cover
  • Ideal for suppressing weeds
  • Often used as a patching crop when spring crops have failed

Sowing rate: 5kg/ha 
Pack quantity
2kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £28.00
5-20 Save 5% £26.00
21+ Save 10% £25.00

Quinoa

Description
Quinoa

Description

  • Capable of shedding up to 1 tonne of seed per acre
  • Sheds high protein seed which will help reduce feed bills
  • Seeds are highly sought by pheasants, partridges and farmland birds
  • Ideal for use with companion crops such as kale or a rape/kale hybrid

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

Sandoval Quinoa

Description
Sandoval Quinoa

Description

  • Can shed upto 1 tonne of high protein seed per acre, reducing feed bills
  • Highly palatable seeds by pheasants, partridges and farmland birds
  • Ideal for use with companion crops such as Keeper Kale or Interval

Sowing rate: 5kg/ha
Pack quantity
5kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £64.00
5-20 Save 5% £60.00
21+ Save 10% £57.00

White Mustard Seed (Sinapsis alba)

Description
White Mustard Seed (Sinapsis alba)

Description

  • Very easy to establish and grows rapidly providing until the first winter frosts
  • Can be sown alone or as a companion to other species
  • Ideal early game cover and green manure

Sowing rate: 15kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £48.00
5-20 Save 5% £45.00
21+ Save 10% £43.00

VITTASSO Brown Mustard Seed (Brassica juncea)

Description
VITTASSO Brown Mustard Seed (Brassica juncea)

Description

  • The choice variety for biofumigation
  • Reduces wireworm and PCN population
  • Suppresses Verticillium wilt and Sclerotinia in potato production
  • Winter-hardy, easy to establish, cost-effective
  • Also effective as game cover 

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

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

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

Gold of Pleasure (Camelina)

Description
Gold of Pleasure (Camelina)

Description

  • Well suited to poorer and nutrient-deficient soils.
  • Fast maturing free-branching plant
  • Produces a seed attractive to birds, especially partridges
  • Useful mixture for exposed areas combined with triticale, barley and linseed

Sowing rate: 10kg/ha
Pack quantity
5kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £35.00
5-20 Save 5% £33.00
21+ Save 10% £31.00

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

TRIMOUR Spring Triticale

Description
TRIMOUR Spring Triticale

Description

  • The best cereal crop for game cover situations
  • Increased seedhead emergence and feed value
  • Will tolerate poorer soils with low pH levels
  • Resilient to rabbit damage

Sowing rate: 50kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £25.00
5-20 Save 5% £23.00
21+ Save 10% £22.00

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