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Entry Level Stewardship

Grass Seed Mixtures to enhance the environment. These mixtures comply according to the product codes and are suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS). Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) specifications can be quoted on request. FBG members can use our "Purchase Offline" at checkout to receive goods on account.

Buffer Strip & Beetle Bank CSS1

Managed as low intensity grassland and can be used to create new habitats. Cocksfoot is a clump forming grass creating areas for birds and mammals to nest.

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EE1 EE2 EE3 EE7 EE8 EE9 EF1 EF7 EJ9
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 25% Timothy, 10% Hard fescue, 5% Cocksfoot, 20% Tall fescue, 40% Creeping red fescue
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

Buffer Strip & Field Corner CSS2

Managed as low intensity grassland. Contains fine-leaved grasses allowing wild flowers to establish creating a habitat for insects and other small mammals.

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EE1 EE2 EE3 EE7 EE8 EE9 EF1 EJ9 
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8
  • Contains: 30% Timothy, 5% Hard fescue, 20% Tall fescue, 35% Creeping red fescue, 10% Chewing's fescue
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg/ha 

Floristically Enhanced Buffer Strip CSS3

Managed as low intensity grassland, similar to ELS2, but includes several wild flowers as advised by Natural England. Cut August/Sept and March/April.

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EE4 EE5 EE6 EE7
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB8 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2 
  • Contains: 40% Strong creeping red fescue, 20% Hard fescue, 10% Smooth stalked meadow grass, 25% Chewing's fescue, 1% Birdsfoot trefoil, 0.25% Selfheal, 0.5% Ox-Eye daisy, 1% Yarrow, 0.5% Common knapweed, 0.25% Wild carrot, 1.5% Wild red clover
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

Undersown Spring Cereals CSS4

grass/legume mixture undersown in the cereal crop can reduce the need for agrochemical inputs, increase the diversity of habitat and benefit farm wildlife.

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EG1 EJ2 
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 
  • Contains: 50% Perennial ryegrass - intermediate, 40% Perennial ryegrass - late, 10% White clover
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg/ha

Finch & Corn Bunting Mixture (1 year) CSS5

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
  • Contains: 50% Spring Triticale, 30% Spring Barley, 5% Red Millet, 5% White Millet, 5% White Mustard, 5% Quinoa
  • Pack size: 20kg. Sow minimum 50kg per hectare
 

Grey Partridge Mixture (1 or 2 year) CSS5

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, 5% White Millet, 5% Kale, 5% Linseed, 5% Fodder Radish
  • Pack size: 20kg. Sow minimum 50kg per hectare
 

Tree Sparrow Mixture (1 or 2 year) CSS5

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, 5% Kale, 10% White Millet
  • Pack size: 20kg. Sow minimum 50kg per hectare
 

Autumn Wild Bird Mixture CSS5/A

Suitable for sowing in areas where spring planting has been unsuccessful. Provides a vital food source for farmland birds.

 

  • This option will provide important food resources for farmland birds, it is 
  • Autumn sown - one year mixture.
  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF2, EJ13
  • Contains: 35% Winter Triticale, 40% Winter Barley, 15% Winter Vetch, 10% Forage Rape
  • Pack size: 20 kg. Sow minimum 50kg/ha

Nectar Flower Mixture - Premium CSS6

Boosts the availability of essential food sources for a range of nectar-feeding insects, butterflies and bumblebees. Premium mixture includes musk mallow and knapweed.

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF4
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB1
  • Contains: 30% Sainfoin, 12% Red Clover, 35% Vetch, 10% Alsike, 5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 1% Musk Mallow, 1% Common Knapweed
  • Sowing rate: 20-40kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg 

Nectar Flower Mixture CSS7

Boosts the availability of essential food sources for a range of nectar-feeding insects, including butterflies and bumblebees.

  

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF4
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB1
  • Contains: 40% Vetch, 30% Sainfoin, 15% Red Clover, 10% Alsike, 5% Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

Legume & Herb Rich Mixture CSS8

Provides food and habitat for invertebrates including crop pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Improves soil structure and provides high-quality forage for livestock.

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EE1 EE2 EE3 EE9 EK21 EC24
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS1 GS4 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2  
  • Contains:  30% Late Perennial Ryegrass, 10% Meadow Fescue, 20% Timothy, 20% Creeping Red Fescue, 15% Sainfoin, 1.5% Lucerne (inoculated), 1% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 1% Sheeps Burnet, 0.5% Ribwort Plantain, 0.5% Black Knapweed (N), 0.25% Yarrow, 0.25% Sheeps Sorrel (N)
  • Sowing rate: 16kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

Two Year Sown Legume Fallow AB15

This mixture will provide essential food sources for a range of nectar-feeding insects including butterflies and bumblebees. Farmland birds will benefit from the high levels of long term cover provided.  

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EC24 EE1 EE2 EE3 EE7 EE8 EE9 
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2 
  • Contains: 66% Perennial Rye Grass, 6% Red Clover, 20% Common Vetch, 7.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 0.5% Common or Black Knapweed
  • Sowing rate: 30kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg 
 

Pollen & Nectar Mixture AB15

Previously BS15 Pollen & Nectar. Contains pollen and nectar rich species to attract birds, insects and pollinators, and slow growing grasses with attractive seed heads.

 
  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship  (ELS): EE1 EE2 EE3 EE7 EE8 EE9 EC24
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2 
  • Contains: 2% red clover, 2% alsike, 1% birdsfoot trefoil, 13% sainfoin, 10% vetch, 2% crimson clover, 15% hard fescue, 20% strong red fescue, 20% timothy, 10% tall fescue, 5% smooth stalked meadow grass
  • Sowing rate: 20-40kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

Autumn Sown Bumble Bird Mixture AB16

BumbleBird contains species that will provide food for many species of farmland birds. Also provides sources of pollen for insects such a butterflies.

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF1, HE10 
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS8, GS14, AB16
  • Contains25% Winter triticale, 20% Winter barley, 8% Fodder radish,  15% Crimson clover, 4Birds foot trefoil, 3Kale, 5% Gold of pleasure, 3.5Phacelia, 15% Common vetch,  0.5Common knapweed,  0.5% Wild carrot, 0.5% Ox-eye daisy 
  • Sowing rate: 30kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

Species Rich Wild Grass Mixture AB3

Suitable for field margins and buffer strips. Suitable for most soil types. Good companion for wildflower seeds and provides food source for insect and butterflies.

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EC24 EE1 EE2 EE3 EE9 EF7 EJ9
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2 
  • Contains: 5% Sheep's Fescue, 10% Hard Fescue, 20% Meadow Fescue, 20% Smooth-Stalked Meadow Grass, 25% Creeping Red Fescue, 20% Highland Bent
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg 

Wildflower Meadow and Field Margin AB8

Long term, lower priced mixture designed for introducing wildflowers, legumes and grasses into larger areas to enhance the environment. (Formerly BSWF10)

 

  • Provides a rich habitat for invertebrates, birds and small mammals
  • Can be sown on its own or in conjunction with our other wildflower mixtures
  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) EC24 EE1 EE2 EE3 EE9 EF1
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship AB8 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 90% grass (8 species), 5% wildflowers, 5% legumes: Common Knapweed, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Self Heal, Ladys Bedstraw, Red and White Clover, Ox-eye Daisy, Wild Carrot
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg 

Enhanced Maize Management Mixture (SW5)

Quick establishing mixture that is designed to reduce the risk of soil erosion into water courses, prevent the leaching of key nutrients and reduce surface runoff.

 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): SW5
  • Contains: 45% vetch, 40% barley, 5% phacelia, 10% mustard  
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

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