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All Game Cover Seed Crops

Cover crops for game and forage cover. Buy Online or Call 0800 883 0169 for Advice. Boston Seeds are wholesale online seed suppliers for Private Individuals, Businesses and Farming Groups.

 

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BS ELS5 / CSS5 Finch & Corn Bunting Mixture (1 year)

Provides important food resources for farmland birds, especially in winter and early spring. The aim is to maximise the production of small seeds suitable as bird food in either annual or annual/biennial mixtures. This option is a rotational option and can be moved around the farm.

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF2  
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB9
  • Spring sown - one year mixture
  • Contains: 50% Spring Triticale, 30% Spring Barley, 3% Red Millet, 8% White Millet, 3% White Mustard, 6% Quinoa
  • Pack size: 20kg. Sow minimum 50kg per hectare
 

BS ELS5 / CSS5 Grey Partridge Mixture (1 or 2 year)

Provides important food resources for farmland birds, especially in winter and early spring. The aim is to maximise the production of small seeds suitable as bird food in either annual or annual/biennial mixtures. This option is a rotational option and can be moved around the farm.

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF2
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CCS): AB9  
  • Spring sown - one or two year mixture
  • Contains: 50% Spring Triticale, 30% Spring Barley, 3% White Millet, 8% Kale, 3% Linseed, 6% Fodder Radish
  • Pack size: 20kg. Sow minimum 50kg per hectare
 

BS ELS5 / CSS5 Tree Sparrow Mixture (1 or 2 year)

Provides important food resources for farmland birds such as Tree Sparrows through the winter and early spring. The aim is to maximise the production of small seeds suitable as bird food in either annual or annual/biennial mixtures. This option is a rotational option and can be moved around the farm.

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF2
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB9
  • Spring sown - one or two year mixture
  • Contains: 50% Triticale, 30% Spring Barley, 5% Quinoa, 10% Kale, 5% White Millet
  • Pack size: 20kg. Sow minimum 50kg per hectare
 

BS ELS5/A - Autumn Wild Bird Mixture

  • For Autumn Sowing
  • This option will provide important food resources for farmland birds, it is "rotational option"and can be moved around the farm. This is a biennial mixture
  • Wild Bird seed mixture suitable for EF2, EJ13
  • Pack size 20 kg. Sowing rate 40 kgs/ha
  • Contains: 40% Winter Triticale; 30% Winter Barley; 20% Winter Vetch; 10% Forage Rape

All Season Game Cover Maize Blend

A blend of three varieties of maize with different maturity dates to provide effective cover and feed for the duration of the season.
  • All Season Blend our best selling game cover maize.
  • A blend of early, intermediate and late varieties.
  • Varieties selected for good early vigour and standing ability. 
  • Mesurol treated seed.
  • Sow at 45,000 seeds per acre. Pack Size 45,000 seeds.

 

Ambush Millet Mix

Ambush Millet is a mixture of white and Japanese reed millet seed. The white millet provides a source of food  whilst the Japanese reed millet provides cover.
  • The strong reed millet plant provides long season cover for flushing.
  • White millet will provide the feed to hold the birds in the cover.
  • Winter hardy allowing it to be used right through the shooting season.
  • 60% White Millet, 40% Japanese Reed Millet.
  • Sowing rate: 5kg per acre. Pack Size: 10kg.

Boost Late Game Cover Mixture

A fast growing, quick to establish, frost hardy crop.Ideal to sow in late summer or early autumn to provide cover that will last throughout the winter.

  • Rapid growing catch crop.
  • Excellent as a "rescue" mixture for patching failed crops.
  • Ideal for when a late sown cover crop is required.
  • Includes: Texsel Greens, Hybrid Brassica, Fodder Radish, Brown Mustard.
  • Sowing rate: 2.5 kg per acre. Pack size: 5kg.

Brown Mustard Game Cover - Vittasso Seed

Vittasso Brown Mustard is a new, unique and highly versatile game cover crop. It is is easy to establish, quick growing and winter hardy.
  • Sow from late July onwards to produce a dense, leafy canopy.
  • Winter-hardy, easy to establish, cost effective.
  • Can be sown as a rescue crop for failed spring sowings.
  • Can grow up to 1.5 metres dependent on when sown.
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre  (5kg/ha).

Buckwheat Seed

Buckwheat is a quick growing crop, highly attractive to pheasants, partridge and deer. Provides both cover and a source of food.

  • A nectar rich species attracting insects. 
  • Can be sown alongside flight ponds to attract ducks and geese.
  • Creates a dense canopy which aids weed suppression.
  • Sow from May onwards once all risk of frost has passed.
  • Sowing rate: 70kg / ha

    Caledonian Kale Seed

    Caledonian Kale is the first variety to be bred with resistance to club root. A taller variety which gives easier access for birds underneath the leaf canopy. 

    • Taller variety to allow birds to move freely under the leaf canopy. 
    • Club root resistant, can be sown on sites suffering from brassica sickness.
    • Specially bred for UK conditions. Excellent germination and early vigour.
    • Available with seed treatment.
    • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size 2kg. 

    Canary Grass - Aquatica

    Canary Grass (Phalaris aquatica) gives excellent long term nesting cover for partridges and pheasants. Particularly suited to poor quality or difficult sites.

    • A perennial species which can last for 10 years.
    • Perfect for poor quality sites where annual sowing is difficult or impractical.
    • Can grow to 60cm in first year and over 150cm in following years.
    • Requires sowing in wide rows to prevent it from becoming to thick
    • Sowing rate: 2.5 kg/acre Pack Size: 2.5kg.

    Carbon - Kale and Mustard Seed Hybrid

    Carbon is a new and unique game cover crop which combines the excellent cover of kale with the easy and rapid establishment of mustard. 

    • Produces amazing cover in a short period of time.
    • Excellent frost tolerant cover by November.
    • Can be used for new sowing or for patching failed crops.
    • Best sown in June or July. Thiram and Sepiret treated seed.
    • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size: 2kg. 

    Cocker Game Cover Mixture

    Cocker game cover seed mixture will provide a full season of cover as well as an excellent supply of seeds to keep the birds close to the covers.

    • Suitable for Environmental Stewardship Schemes.
    • Full season cover for up to two years.
    • Butisan herbicide tolerant.
    • Contains; Kale, Mustard, Fodder Radish and Linseed.
    • Sowing rate: 6.5kg per acre. Pack size: 6.5kg. 

    Compact Game Cover Maize

    Compact game cover maize seed is a specially bred variety with a compact growth habit which gives it exceptional standing ability.

    • Compact variety specially bred for use as game cover.
    • Shorter growth habit gives excellent standing ability.
    • Excellent early vigour for improved establishment.
    • Grows to a height of 150-170cm. Thiram and mesurol treated seed.
    • Sowing rate: 50,000 seeds per acre. Pack size: 50,000 seeds.

    CONDUCT Rye Seed (Secale cereale)

    Can be used for green manure, grown either on its own or as a companion crop to vetch, phacelia or clover.

    • Produces large amounts of green material
    • Excellent nitrogen scavenger, very hardy
    • Grows well on light, sandy, free draining soils
    • Sow in autumn for incorporation and use in the spring
    • Sowing rate: 150kg / ha

    Decoy Game Cover Mixture

    Decoy Game Cover Mixture is an easy to establish mixture which will provide cover as well as a plentiful supply of seeds to feed the birds.
    • An excellent mixture where both cover and feed are required.
    • Provides a source of food throughout the season.
    • Easy to sow and establish as all the seeds are of similar size.
    • Contains: Linseed, Buckwheat, White Millet, Fodder Radish & Mustard.
    • Sowing rate: 10kg per acre. Pack size: 10kg. 

    Deer Lawn Mixture

    Deer Lawn Mixture provides a wide and very diverse blend of forage which will suit the needs of most deer species found in the UK.

    • The grasses will provide the bulk of the forage, meadow foxtail being one of the species particularly favoured by deer
    • The wide selection of leguminous plants provides good levels of protein and minerals adding variation and interest to the diet.
    • Mixtures such as these can be sown into cleared areas of woodland
    • Contains 16 different species including a blend of grasses, chicory and legumes
    • Sowing rate: 15kg per acre. Pack size: 15kg. 

    Dwarf Hybrid Sorghum Seed

    Dwarf Sorghum is short stemmed, sturdy, broad leaved and has a substantial seed head. Useful on more exposed sites due to its shorter growing habit.
    • Average height 1 - 1.25m. (Click on image to see height comparison)
    • Often sown alongside maize, see Four Ten Mixture.
    • Very good standing power due to short growth habit.
    • Ideal cover providing a warm holding area for birds.
    • Sowing rate 10kg per acre. Pack size: 10kg. Treated seed.

    Dwarf Sunflower Seed

    Dwarf sunflowers are a shorter stemmed hybrid variety which provide better standing ability over conventional varieties.
    • A stiff stemmed, shorter hybrid variety.
    • An effective feed crop for shoots in the southern half of the UK.
    • May require 'swiping' down to allow game birds to access the seeds.
    • Frequently sown as part of a game mix or with kale.
    • Sowing rate: 5kg acre. Pack size: 5kg

    Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica carinata)

    Ethiopian mustard is a fast growing frost hardy, brassica which produces a dense leafy canopy and acts as an excellent weed suppressor.

    • Produces a dense leafy canopy to supress weeds
    • Fast and easy to establish providing rapid ground cover
    • Frost hardy cover crop ideal for use in later sowings
    • Can tollerate and improve poor soil conditions 
    • Sowing rate: 5kg / ha

    Feed & Cover Mixture

    Feed & Cover Mixture is a comprehensive mixture of many species, selected for their feed and cover qualities.

    • This diverse mixture is designed for a full season of feed and cover for many different bird species.
    • Contains 11 different species including a blend of spring cereals, sorghum and linseed
    • Sowing rate: 25kg per acre. Pack size: 25kg. 

    Forage Rape Seed

    Forage Rape is a fast growing and high yielding crop. Commonly used for forage and as a game cover crop.
    • Rapid establishment, medium-to-tall, palatable grazing.
    • Popular for use as a rescue cover crop.
    • Largely unaffected by frost and wet weather.
    • Good general disease resistance.
    • Sowing rate: 4kg per acre. Pack size: 10kg, 25kg.

    Four Ten Game Cover Mixture

        A popular mixture of Maize and Dwarf Sorghum which provides cover and a source of food throughout the season.
        • Provides cover and food throughout the season.
        • Dwarf Sorghum will provide added warmth and cover below the Maize.
        • Both crops have similar husbandry techniques for ease of management. 
        • Contains 4kg of Dwarf Sorghum and 10kg of Maize.
        • Sowing rate 14kg per acre. Pack size: 14 kg. Fungicide treated seed.

        Giant Sorghum Seed

        Giant Sorghum is a cross between Sorghum and Sudan Grass Hybrid. It can grow over two metres tall providing excellent cover.
        • Produces warm and dense cover that can grow 2-3 metres tall. (Click on image to see height comparison)
        • Deep roots help it to withstand drought conditions.
        • Works well as a windbreak protect more vulnerable crops.
        • Sorghum is useful for flushing as it encourages the birds to lift above the cover.
        • Sowing rate: 12kg per acre. Pack size: 12kg. Fungicide treated seed.

        Gold of Pleasure- Camelina Seed

        A crop well suited to poorer and nutrient deficient soils. Fast maturing, free-branching plant producing seed attractive to birds.

        • Useful mixture for exposed areas.
        • Sow April/May for use from September onwards.
        • Available mixed with Triticale, Barley and Linseed, see Partridge Mix.
        • Annual specie providing cover up until Christmas.
        • Sowing rate: 5kg per acre. Pack size: 5kg.

        Golden Retriever Game Cover Mixture

        Golden Retriever game cover seed mixture will provide a full season of cover as well as steady supply of seeds to hold the birds in the covers.

        • Excellent holding potential for pheasants and partridges.
        • Tried and tested reliable mixture.
        • Stomp Aqua herbicide tolerant. 
        • Contains; Dwarf Sorghum, Dwarf Sunflowers and Millet blend.
        • Sowing rate: 10kg per acre. Pack size: 10kg. 

        Goldeneye Kale Seed

        Goldeneye Kale is a giant type kale especially bred for the game cover market, selected for the optimum combination of height and leaf production. 

        • It has a leafy top, strong stem, good winter hardiness and good field tolerance of disease, making it the ideal choice for game cover usage
        • Goldeneye achieves a higher vigour score than Caledonian kale and better club root tolerance.
        • Untreated or Cruiser Treated seed available.
        • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack Size: 2kg.

        Grampian Kale Seed

        Grampian Kale is a variety bred in Scotland, which will produce excellent autumn/ winter feeds for sheep and dairy cows.

        • Very high yields, UK proven 
        • Club root resistant, can be used in outwintering systems
        • Excellent digestibility
        • Available with seed treatment.
        • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size 2kg. 

        Gruner Angeliter Kale Seed

        A very tall variety with excellent winter hardiness. A branching, umbrella shaped canopy creates plenty of room underneath for pheasants and partridges.
        • A very high yielding variety, good winter hardiness and excellent feeding quality.
        • Fresh yields 15% higher than Caledonian Kale and 10% higher than Bittern.
        • Has been tried and tested for many years and is still very popular today.
        • Untreated or Cruiser treated seed available.
        • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack Size: 2kg.

        HiBird Maize Blend

        HiBird Maize blend is a mixture of early , intermediate and late varieties
        • Provides a great food source
        • Good early vigour and standing power
        • treated with Thiram & Mesurol, or just Thiram 
        • Spreads timings of cob ripeness
        • sowing rate 50,000/acre. packsize 50,000 (acre pack) 

         

        Intermediate Sorghum

        Intermediate Sorghum as the name suggests grows to a height between the Giant and Dwarf varieties. 
        • Grows to a height of around 1.5 metres. (Click on image to see height comparison)
        • Useful as a wind break around other game cover crops.
        • Tall cover provides birds with protection from overhead predators.
        • Similar to maize but does not produce a cob.
        • Sowing rate: 10kg per acre. Pack Size: 10kg. Fungicide treated seed.

        Interval - Rape and Kale Hybrid

        Interval is a hybrid variety, produced by crossing rape and kale together. Creates a thick, leafy canopy only a short period of time.

        • Fast growing properties of rape with the greater leaf canopy of kale.
        • Winter hardy for a full season of cover.
        • Grows to a height of 80-100cm.
        • Available with Flea Beetle seed treatment. 
        • Sowing Rate: 2kg per acre. Packsize: 2kg Treated, 5kg Untreated. 

        Japanese Reed Millet Seed

        Japanese Reed Millet is a stronger and more hardier member of the millet family when compared to Red and White Millet.
        • Stronger plant than others of the millet family
        • Improved winter hardiness. 
        • Mix with white millet to provide an excellent cover and feed crop (Ambush Mix) 
        • Sowing rate: 5kg per acre. Pack size: 10kg.

        Kale Safe Blend

        Kale Safe Blend is the safest and easiest way to grow and establish kale.
        • Fast growth and establishment
        • Different crop heights give a broken canopy for easier access
        • Treated with Thiram & Sepirat
        • Contains kale and forage rape
        • Sowing rate 1.5kg/acre (drilled) or  3kg/acre (broadcast) 

        Keeper Kale Seed

        Keeper Kale is a shorter variety with excellent resistance to lodging. It combines a leafy canopy with a bare floor to create warm shelter for birds.

        • A shorter stemmed variety with excellent resistance to lodging.
        • High leaf to stem ratio.
        • Bred in the UK.
        • Available with Flea Beetle seed treatment.
        • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Packsize 2kg.

        Kingmix

        Kingmix combines winter hardy kale with feed value of quinoa.
        • Early, medium and late maturing seed heads
        • Excellent holding mixture
        • Treated with Cruiser SB/ Thiram/ Sepirat
        • Contains quinoa and kale
        • Sowing rate: 2.5 kg per acre. Pack size: 2.5kg

        Kingmix 2000

        Kingmix 2000 offers a perfect combination of Caledonian kale and Quinoa to offer great resistance to clubroot
        • Excellent restistance to clubroot (brassica sick land)
        • Tall kale makes bird access easier
        • Kale is supplied flea beetle treated
        • Contains Caledonian kale and Quinoa 
        • Sow at 2.5kg/acre.  Packsize 2.5kg

        Kwik Fix Game Cover Mixture

        The name says it all! Kwik Fix provides rapid cover for late sown or for patching failed spring sown game cover crops.
        • Ideal mixture to replace or patch failed spring game cover.
        • A unique combination of the fastest growing game cover species.
        • Can provide cover up until Christmas.
        • 1.50 kg Mustard and 3.50 kg Fodder Radish mixture.
        • Sowing rate: 5 kg per acre. Pack size: 5kg.

        Labrador Game Cover Mixture

        Labrador game cover seed mixture is designed to be used on cooler or more exposed northern sites. Features Triticale which is resistant to rabits.

        • Ideal for use on cold or exposed northern sites.
        • Full season cover for up to two years.
        • Creates ideal habitat for brood rearing.
        • Contains; Triticale, Mustard, Kale, Linseed and Quinoa.
        • Sowing rate: 20kg per acre. Pack size: 20kg. 

        Late Game Cover Mixture

        A combination of four rapidly establishing species to give season long cover. Will provide cover of 2-3 feet in height.
        • A versatile and easy cover to establish in all areas.
        • A rapidly establishing and maturing mixture providing winter cover.
        • Used as a patching crop when spring crops fail, will tolerate drought conditions.
        • Contains: Forage rape, Stubble Turnips, Mustard, Fodder Radish.
        • Sowing rate: 5 kg per acre.  Pack size: 5kg.

        Late Shot

        Late Shot is an extremely late maturing variety and could not feature anywhere on a UK Maize List due to its lateness.

        •  It will produce a small immature cob that rarely develops past the ‘bright white stage’. 
        • Due to its very late maturity Late Shot seems to be of less interest to rats and badgers, 
        • Late Shot will still be looking good at the end of the shooting season. 
        • These are very late maturing varieties, but the rate at which the cob matures can vary enormously depending on the growing season, time of sowing and husbandry.
        • Sowing rate: 50,000 seeds/acre. Packsize: 1 acre (50,000 seeds) Mesurol treated

        Linseed Seed (Linum usitatissimum)

        Traditionally grown for its oil, Linseed (Flax) is becoming popular for use as a cover crop to help control black grass and broad leaved weeds.

        • Very quick and early to mature, generating excellent yields
        • Strong reputation for producing high yields in following wheat crops
        • Performs well on thin soils. Not frost hardy
        • Provides interest well into the winter, particularly sown with other species
        • Sowing Rate: 50kg / ha

        Lucerne Seed (Medicago sativa)

        Lucerne is a longer term perennial clover which fixes large amounts of nitrogen from the air to enrich the soil.

        • A longer term perennial clover which fixes large quantities of nitrogen
        • Widely used for green manure
        • Large tap root which is ideally suited to light and chalky soils as well as dry climates.
        • Seed is supplied inoculated with rhizobium bacteria
        • Sowing rate: 25kg / ha

        Magic Millet Mix

        Magic Millet utilises dense reed like millets to provide and excellent wind shield and warming facility.

        • Great for use with maize
        • Creates a great flushing point
        • Red & White millet provde great feed value
        • Contains red, white and reed millet
        • sow at 5kg/acre.  Packsize 5kg 

        Millgame Millet Mix

        Millgame Millet mix is a popular choice to sow amongst maize to provide a valuable extra source of food to help hold the birds.
        • Can be grown on its own or mixed with game maize or kale.
        • For best results- drill maize as normal, then broadcast/drill Millgame at right angles.
        • Millgame can provide approximately 1-2000kg of high protein feed per acre.
        • 50% Red Millet and 50% White Millet seed
        • Sowing rate: 5kg per acre. Pack size: 10kg.

        Northern Shot Mixture

        Northern Shot Mixture is ideal for sowing in colder more exposed areas, suitable to last up to 2 years.

        • The kale, yellow blossom clover and chicory will provide cover and feed for the second year.
        • It is designed to provide cover and feed as well as being a haven for wildlife throughout the season.
        • Contains 7 different species including a blend of spring cereals, kale and chicory
        • Sowing rate: 50/60kg ha. Pack size: 20kg. 

        Northern Star Game Mix

        Northern Star is specially designed mixture which uses ingredients which are better suited to colder northern climates.
        • Ideal for use in colder, more exposed areas. Provide a haven of cover & feed.
        • Advisable to sow in wide rows to enable birds to have free access.
        • Triticale is beneficial as it is resistant to rabbits.
        • Contains: Triticale, Tic Beans, Forage Rape, Kale & Yellow Blossom Clover seeds.
        • Sowing rate: 20kg per acre. Pack size: 20 kg.

        Over 'n' Under Sorghum Mix

        A combination of two differing heights of sorghum. The shorter Dwarf Sorghum will give the birds protection from predators with the taller Giant Sorghum acting as a windbreak.

        • Creates thick and sturdy cover which will last for a full season.
        • Best sown from May-June.
        • Fungicide treated seed.
        • 50/50 blend of dwarf sorghum and giant sorghum.
        • Sowing rate: 10kg per acre. Pack size 10kg.

        Overdrive - Quinoa/Kale Mix

        An excellent combination of winter hardy cover provided by the Kale and high quality feed provided from the Quinoa.
        • Excellent winter hardy cover of kale and feeding potential of Quinoa.
        • The Quinoa will provide high protein feed with kale keeping the birds dry.
        • Kale will provide cover for two seasons.
        • 50% Quinoa seed and 50% Kale seed. Treated seed.
        • Sowing rate: 2.5kg per acre. Pack size: 2.5kg.

        Partridge Cover Mixture

        A very hardy seed mixture that will perform well on colder, poorer quality soils. Creates an open canopy which is preferred by partridges. 
        • Very hardy mixture. Thrives on colder, poorer soils
        • Mixture has an open canopy that encourages and holds partridges. 
        • Useful as a break crop from Kale.
        • Contains: Triticale, Barley, Linseed, Gold of Pleasure and Kale.
        • Sowing rate: 25kg per acre. Pack Size: 25kg 

        Peggy Late Maize

        Peggy Late Maize offer an excellent cover option in areas where rats and badger are present due to its limited cob development.

        • Sow in the Spring
        • Late maturing variety
        • reduced food source for rats & badgers
        • Mesurol & Thiram seed treatment
        • Sowing rate one pack / acre. Packsize: 1 acre (50,000 seeds) 

        Perennial Chicory

        Chicory is a perennial game cover crop which will grow up 200cm tall in the second year. Also attracts pollinating insects with its blue flowers. 
        • Creates tall, dense cover, bolting in its second year to create a flowering hedge.
        • Deep rooted giving excellent drought resistance. Avoid sowing on very wet soils.
        • Good tolerance to acid soils and major pests.
        • Best with annual species in first year. Sow in spring.
        • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size: 2kg.

        Phacelia Seed (Phacelia tanacetifolia)

        Phacelia is a prolific seed producer, very fast to establish and an excellent source of pollen and nectar. This makes it attractive to both insects and wild birds.

        • A popular green manure crop which is an excellent weed suppressor
        • Establishes fast and matures within 10-12 weeks
        • Produces a large root mass making the plant an excellent soil improver
        • Will produce a multitude of flowers - loved by bees and other insects
        • Sowing rate: 5-8kg / ha

        Pinfold Kale Seed

        Pinfold Kale will provide excellent yields in a short period of time.

        • Fast growing and ideal for early sowings
        • Flexible utilisation, summer use as well
        • Excellent digestibility
        • Available with seed treatment.
        • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size 2kg. 

        Pointer Game Cover Mixture

        Pointer game cover seed mixture will provide a full season of cover as well as an excellent supply of seeds to keep the birds close to the covers.

        • Excellent driving cover.
        • Full season cover and excellent feeding potential.
        • Stomp Aqua herbicide tolerant. 
        • Contains; Maize, Spring Triticale and White Millet.
        • Sowing rate: 20kg per acre. Pack size: 20kg. 

        Pro Driver Game Cover Mixture

        Pro Driver game cover seed mixture is designed to have a thinner canopy to allow easier access for birds to give more controlled drives.

        • Huge feeding potential from seed bearing species.
        • Provides blend of feed and cover.
        • More open canopy favoured by partridges.
        • Combines; Kale, Camelina, Quinoa, Linseed, Mustard.
        • Sowing rate: 6.5kg per acre. Pack size: 6.5kg. 

        Prosso White Millet Seed

        Prosso White Millet is a high yielding variety which is capable of producing huge seed yields. Often sown with Maize to provide a combination of cover and feed.
        • Produces huge seed yield for exceptional feeding potential. 
        • Often sown in conjunction with maize or kale to provide feed and flushing areas.
        • It is vigorous and will grow to a height of up to 100cm.
        • White millet is thicker leaved and has a higher seed production than red millet.
        • Sowing rate: 5kg acre. Pack size: 10 kg.

        PROTECTOR Forage Rye Seed (Secale cereale)

        The fastest growing rye, PROTECTOR is a high yielding variety which can grow at the lowest temperatures, making it ideal for late sowing or early harvests.

        • Fast initial development, high tillering and high output
        • Good growth in cold conditions, excellent winter hardiness
        • High nitrogen uptake throughout autumn
        • Sow in autumn for incorporation and use in the spring
        • Sowing rate: 150kg / ha

        Proteor Kale Seed

        Medium height variety with excellent resistance to lodging. It combines a leafy canopy with strong stem to achieve a bare floor and create warm shelter for birds.

        • Excellent resistance to lodging.
        • High leaf to stem ratio.
        • Bred in the UK.
        • Available with Flea Beetle seed treatment.
        • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Packsize 2kg.

        Quinoa Seed

        Quinoa will provide cover and a plentiful supply of seed making it a popular crop for holding partridges, pheasants and attracting seed eating song birds.
        • Produces a high number of seeds which provide a valuable source of food.
        • Many species of seed-eating song birds are also attracted to the crop.
        • Often grown with Kale as it will begin to collapse with first hard frosts.
        • Available ready blended with Kale, see Overdrive Seed Mixture.
        • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size: 2 kg.

        Rapid Fire Game Cover Maize

        A very popular choice for many shoots. Uses varieties which are selected for early vigour and standing ability.
        • A good hybrid selection with high germination that will provide feed and cover.
        • Popular choice for many shoots.
        • Very good standing, medium maturity and good cob development.
        • Treeted seed.
        • Sowing rate: 50,000 seed per acre. Pack size: 50,000 seeds.

        Red Millet Seed

        Red Millet is best sown alongside other crops to provide a source of food which will help to keep birds in the covers. 
        • Will produce a plentiful supply of small seeds for birds.
        • Often sown in conjunction with maize or kale to provide feed and flushing area.
        • Red millet is earlier maturing than white millet.
        • Susceptible to frost.
        • Sowing rate: 5kg acre. Pack size: 5kg and 10kg.

        Reed Canary Grass Seed

        Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea) is similar to Canary Grass (aquatica) however it is much hardier and better suited to more exposed northern sites.

        • A perennial species which can last for 10 years
        • Suitable for exposed northern sites - very good frost and winter hardiness
        • Strong stems and thick leaves provide reliable cover for ground nesting birds
        • Similar characteristics to conventional canary grass with improved hardiness 
        • Sowing rate: 2.5 kilos per acre Pack Size: 2.5kg.

        ROMESA Fodder Radish Seed (Raphanus sativus)

        Fodder Radish is a quick growing cover crop which scavenges nitrogen, produces large amount of organic matter and improves soil structure.

        • Quick growing, produces high organic matter in short periods
        • Suppresses weeds and deep roots benefit soil structure
        • Ideal as a green manure crop sown in early autumn
        • Effective as a standalone green cover or in mixtures
        • Sowing rate: 15-25kg / ha

        Sandoval Quinoa Seed

        Sandoval Quinoa is high yielding seed variety which is capable of shedding up to 1000kg of seeds for every acre sown!

        • High yielding, capable of shedding 1000kg of seed per acre.
        • Sheds high protein seeds which will help to keep feed bills down.
        • Seeds are highly sought after by pheasants and partridges.
        • Often sown alongside Kale.
        • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size: 2kg.

        Setter Game Cover Mixture

        Setter game cover seed mixture is a traditional mixture which combines a broad range of species. Provides two full seasons of cover.

        • Full season cover for up to two years.
        • Very reliable mixture with excellent holding and feed potential.
        • Combines; Phacelia, Sweet Clover, Millet Blend, Maize, Mustard, Kale, Buckwheat and Sunflowers.
        • Sowing rate: 10kg per acre. Pack size: 10kg. 

        Silver Shot Game Cover Maize

        Silver Shot is a shorter growing variety of game cover maize which is a tried, tested and very reliable.
        • A very short and compact variety of game cover maize.
        • Shorter growth habit gives excellent standing ability.
        • A stay green variety with high drought tolerance. 
        • Treated with Mesurol.
        • Sowing Rate: 40,000 seeds per acre. Pack size: 40,000 seeds.

        SOMTRI Spring Triticale Seed

        SOMTRI triticale produces long straw with an excellent resistance to lodging. Impressive root development extracts nutrients from deep in the soil profile.

        • A wheat/rye hybrid cereal providing good cover and feed in low fertility areas.
        • Clean crop with a low susceptibility to fusarium and ergot 
        • Resistant to attack from rabbits
        • Higher grain yield than other leading varieties (23% higher than Nilex in TAG trials)
        • Sowing rate: 100kg / ha

        Sovereign Kale Seed

        Sovereign Kale was in agronomic tests, shown to have good dry matter yields and excellent leaf-to-stem ratio, thereby increasing stock utilisation and animal performance. 
        • Successfully tested for winter hardiness and keeping ability, it has the potential to maintain good quality production over a longer usage period.
        • Sovereign does not produce the large thick stems common to giant kales even when planted at lower density, therefore increasing palatability.
        • Untreated or Cruiser Treated seed available.
        • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack Size: 2kg.

        Spaniel Game Cover Mixture

        Spaniel is a summer sown, drought tolerant game cover mixture which is easy to establish. Combines four different seed species.

        • Drought tolerant mixture which can be sown in the summer months.
        • Can be used for patching failed spring sown crops.
        • Easy to establish, can be broadcast directly into cereal stubble.
        • Combines; Mustard, Fodder Radish, Interval Rape/Kale, Ethiopian Mustard.
        • Sowing rate: 4.5kg per acre. Pack size 4.5kg.  

         

        Spitfire Hybrid Forage Rape

        Spitfire Hybrid Forage Rape is a blend of Winfred Hybrid Brassica and Forage Rape. A vigourous and quick growing seed mixture making it ideal for failed crops.
        • Provide cover for a whole season.
        • Very vigorous and quick growing, ideal for replacing failed crops or patching. 
        • Good disease and bolting resistance.
        • Blend of 50% Winfred Hybrid Brassica and 50% Napoleon Forage Rape.
        • Sowing rate: 2.5kg per acre. Pack Size: 5kg. 

        Springer Game Cover

        Springer game cover seed mixture is ideal for areas which are difficult to sow on an annual basis. A blend of Perennial Chicory and Triticale.

        • Triticale provides feed for the first year, Perennial Chicory gives permanent cover.
        • Chicory is drought tolerant and will grow to a height of up to 1.5m.  
        • Triticale is resistant to damage from rabbits.
        • Contains: Perennial Chicory and Triticale.
        • Sowing rate: 15kg. Pack size: 15kg.

        Sundown Game Cover Mixture

        Sundown mixture combines Sunflower and Maize seeds, two of the most popular game cover seed species used in the UK.
        • Combines the fantastic feeding potential of both species.
        • Provides full season cover and feed.
        • Fungicide treated seed.
        • A blended mixture of Game Cover Maize and Sunflowers.
        • Sowing rate: 13kg per acre .Pack Size: 13kg. 

        Sunflower Seed

        Sunflowers remain without question one of the most popular game cover choices for shoots in the UK.
        • Standard tall variety.
        • Popular with all types of game birds and song birds.
        • May require 'swiping down' to allow birds to better access the seeds. 
        • Frequently sown as part of a game cover mixture or with Kale.
        • Sowing rate: 5kg per acre. Pack size: 10kg.

        Surefire Kale Blend

        A combination of three excellent game cover kale varieties which will provide a tall varied canopy over an extended period of time.

        • Provides superb cover.
        • Kale provides cover for two shooting seasons.
        • The flowering kale will attract insects and song birds.
        • A blend of three varieties of game cover kale seed.
        • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size: 2kg. Treated seed.

        Tanka Millet Mix

        Tanka Millet mix provides a great alternative to sorghum for wind shields, warm, feed and an opportunity for weed control.
        • Winter hardy millet blend
        • Great windbreaks or a flushing points.
        • Suited to wide row sowing
        • Inclusion of white millet adds valuable feed potential 
        • Sowing rate 5kg/acre.  Packsize 5kg

        Terrier Organic Game Cover Mix

        Terrier Organic Game Cover Mix is a blend of organically sourced seed with a wide range of uses
        • Offers a seasons feed and cover
        • 2 year potential
        • Insect attractant
        • Contains Organic triticale, phacelia and mustard, kale
        • Sowing rate 20kg/acre. Packsize 20kg
         

        Texsel Greens

        Texsel greens are a fast growing, shiny leaved brassica developed from Ethiopian mustard. Very easy to establish and provide frost hardy cover.
        • Produces a broken canopy, ideal for flushing birds.
        • Texel Greens are fast and easy to establish.
        • Frost hardy cover crop.
        • Ideal for suppressing weeds.
        • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack Size: 2kg. Treated seed.

        Top Flush Millet Mix

        Top Flush Millet mix is a blend of carefully selected red, white & panorama millets. This mix Can be cross drilled or broadcast in maize crops to add feed value and warmth
        • Mixture ensures a wider window of seed shed
        • Feed value from September to December
        • Provides a good feed block if sown adjacent to maize
        • Contains red, panorama and white millets
        • Sowing rate 5kg/acre. Packsize 10kg

         

        Traditional Game Cover Mix

        The Traditional Game Cover Mixture combines a broad range of species which will give a full season of cover and a supply of food.

        • A tried and tested mixture species which provides feed and cover..
        • Sunflowers provide an attractive splash of colour. 
        • Differing seeds sized mean it is best broadcast rather than direct drilled.
        • Contains Maize, Red & White Millet, Buckwheat, Kale, Sunflower, White Mustard, Forage Rape, Gold of Pleasure and Phacelia.
        • Sowing Rate: 10kg per acre. Packsize: 10kg.

        VITTASSO Brown Mustard Seed (Brassica juncea)

        Very popular for use in potato rotations to control soil borne pests and can be incorporated into moist soil to maximise biofumigation.

        • Green manure crop with biofumigant properties
        • Winter-hardy, easy to establish, cost effective
        • Reduces wireworm and PCN populations and their effect on potatoes
        • Suppresses Verticillium wilt and Sclerotinia in potato production
        • Sowing Rate: 5kg / ha
        • VITTASSO Brown Mustard Brochure

        White Millet Seed

        White Millet is a popular choice for many shoots as it provides cover and a source of food. Particularly attractive to English and French partridges.
        • Will produce a plentiful supply of small seeds for birds if grown on its own.
        • Often sown in conjunction with maize or kale to provide feed and flushing areas.
        • It is vigorous and will grow to a height of up to 90cm.
        • White millet is thicker leaved and has a higher seed production than red millet.
        • Sowing rate: 5kg acre. Pack size: 5kg and 10kg.

        White Mustard Seed

        White Mustard is an ever popular choice for game cover plots. Very easy to establish and will grow rapidly providing cover until the first winter frosts. 
        • Can be sown alone or as a companion to other species.
        • Ideal for early cover, killed off by frost will create shelter for birds.
        • Quick growing - ideal for patching failed spring cover crops.
        • Popular as a green manure crop, fast growing and suppresses weeds.
        • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB2 
        • Sowing rate: 15kg / ha. 

        Yellow Blossom Clover (Sweet Clover)

        Yellow Blossom Clover is a biennial plant that can persist for several years due to its self regenerating properties. 

        • A deep rooted legume that improves soil structure and fertility
        • Nectar rich specie which attracts pollinators to aid future crops
        • Often sown with Kale to help provide cover in the first year
        • Stems become woody in second year to help with standing
        • Sowing rate: 5kg / ha

        Zoom Brassica Forage Mixture

        Zoom Brassica Seed Mixture is a blend of Winfred Hybrid Brassica and Forage Rape. A vigourous and quick growing seed mixture making it ideal for failed crops.
        • Provide cover for a whole season.
        • Very vigorous and quick growing, ideal for replacing failed crops or patching. 
        • Good disease and bolting resistance.
        • Blend of 50% Winfred Hybrid Brassica and 50% Napoleon Forage Rape.
        • Sowing rate: 2.5kg per acre. Pack Size: 5kg. 

        BS Towable Spreader BS-6000

        A truly professional model, this towable spreader has a large capacity and rain cover, representing great value for money.

         

        • Suitable for ride-ons and quads
        • Fully enclosed gears with 35cm tyres and adjustable flow control
        • Capacity: 60kg seed / 80kg fertiliser
        • Spreading pattern: up to 3.5 metres
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