Beetle Banks AB3

Beetle Banks (AB3) remain a popular Countryside Stewardship option, with three mixes to choose from to create diverse wildlife habitats. Buy online, apply for a trade account (we review all applications within one working day) or get in touch to place an order through your buying group.

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CSS8 Buffer Strip and Beetle Bank AB3 with cocksfoot

Use this mixture (including cocksfoot) for Beetle Banks AB3, to provide nesting and foraging habitats for insects, bumblebees, small mammals and some farmland birds.

  • Dense, tussocky cover provides warm, dry areas for invertebrates and pollinators
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 15% Slender Creeping red fescue, 5% Cocksfoot, 20% Tall fescue, 60% Strong Creeping red fescue
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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CSS9 Beetle Bank AB3 without cocksfoot

Use this mixture (without cocksfoot) for Beetle Banks AB3, to provides nesting and foraging habitats for, insects, bumblebees, small mammals and farmland birds.

  • Dense cover providing warm and dry areas for invertebrates and pollinators
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 
  • Contains: 10% Hard fescue, 20% Tall fescue, 60% Strong Creeping red fescue, 10% Slender Creeping red fescue
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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CSS11 Species Rich Wild Grassland Mix AB3

Use this mix for habitat creation and compliance with AB3. This premium, species-rich grassland mix provides an abundance of high-value plant species, with a range of plant heights suitable for invertebrates, birds and small mammals.

  • Low maintenance and suitable for light grazing
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 
  • Contains: 25% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 15% Meadow Fescue, 8% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass, 10% Hard Fescue, 2% Yellow Oatgrass, 15% Chewing's Fescue, 6% Sheeps Fescue, 10% Tall Fescue, 5% Highland Bent, 4% Smaller Cats-Tail
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha  Pack size: 20kg
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