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Grass Cover Crops

An economic way to build soil, annual ryegrass is a quick growing, non-spreading grass which performs well in almost every soil type and situation. Grasses are also ideal for overseeding into high value crops to help reduce soil splash, decrease disease spread and improve the quality of forage. Grass also works well as a nutrient catch crop by efficiently captures and stores nitrogen. We welcome enquiries for bespoke mixtures and have expert staff on hand to offer advice. Feel free to call 01205 280069 or email info@bostonseeds.co.uk 


For more information on cover crops and the EnviroSeeds range view our brochure.

BS Italian Ryegrass Seed Blend - Short Term, 1-2 yrs Ley Mixture

  • Blend of three Italian Ryegrass varieties
  • Includes two diploid and one tetraploid variety
  • Up to two years of intensive cutting and high yields
  • Responds very quickly to application of fertiliser
  • Suitable for spring or autumn sowing, perfect for anearobic digestion
  • Versatile short term mixture
  • Sowing rate: 15kg per acre

Cocksfoot Seed (Dactylis glomerata)

Cocksfoot is a perennial grass which forms large tufts if it is left to grow tall. Often used for undersowing into winter wheat.

  • Used as an under-sown species at very low seed rates into winter wheat
  • It acts as an excellent soil improver on soils prone to summer drought
  • Long lasting, often included in permanent pastures or meadow mixtures
  • Deep root development improves soil structure and composition
  • Sowing rate: 12kg / ha

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