AB3 - Beetle Banks

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. You can also request a catalogue to view our full range. 

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AHL3 / AB3 Buffer Strip and Beetle Bank with cocksfoot (CSS8)

Use this mixture (including cocksfoot) for AHL3 Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) - Grassy Field Corners and AB3 Countryside Stewardship - Beetle Banks, 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 Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI): AHL3 AHL4 IGL3
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 60% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 20% Tall Fescue, 15% Slender Creeping Red Fescue, 5% Cocksfoot
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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AHL3 / AB3 Beetle Bank AB3 without cocksfoot (CSS9)

Use this mixture (without cocksfoot) for AHL3 Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) - Grassy Field Corners and AB3 Countryside Stewardship - Beetle Banks, to provide 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 Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI): AHL3 AHL4 IGL3
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 
  • Contains: 60% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 20% Tall Fescue, 10% Hard Fescue, 10% Slender Creeping Red Fescue
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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AHL3 / AB3 Species Rich Wild Grass Mix (CSS11)

Use this mix for habitat creation and compliance with AHL3 Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) - Grassy Field Corners and AB3 Countryside Stewardship - Beetle Banks. 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 Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI): AHL3 AHL4 IGL3
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 27% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 17% Chewing's Fescue, 15% Meadow Fescue, 10% Hard Fescue, 10% Tall Fescue, 8% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass, 6% Sheep's Fescue, 4% Highland Bent, 3% Smaller Cat's Tail
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha  Pack size: 20kg
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