Species Rich Grassland GS8

Flower-rich grass mixtures to comply with Countryside Stewardship GS8 - Creation of Species Rich Grassland

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CSS1 Flower Rich Margin & Plots AB8

Use this mixture for Flower-rich Margins and Plots (AB8) to provide:

  • Abundant supply of pollen and nectar-rich flowers through summer
  • Pollinating and beneficial insects including bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies and hoverflies using these flowers
  • Farmland birds such as yellowhammer foraging within or on the edges of the margins and plots 
  • Annual production of flowers for the length of the agreement.
  • 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, 20% Chewings Fescue, 1% Red Clover, 1.25% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 0.25% Selfheal, 0.5% Oxeye Daisy, 1% Yarrow, 0.25% Common Knapweed, 0.5% Wild Carrot, 2.5% Sainfoin, 2.5% Vetch, 0.25% Black Meddick
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
CSS2 Legume & Herb Rich Mixture GS4

Use this mixture for Legume and Herb-Rich Swards (GS4):

  • Suitable to establish a mixed sward of grasses, legumes and herbs and wildflowers in the first 12 months of the agreement
  • A vigorous sward with abundant legumes and herbs, suitable for productive cattle and sheep 
  • Provides habitat and food for invertebrates and crop pollinators
  • Improves soil structure and water infiltration.
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS1 GS4 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2  
  • Contains:  15% Perennial ryegrass (late), 13% Meadow fescue, 20% Timothy, 5% Smooth-stalked meadow grass, 27% Strong Creeping red fescue, 10% Red clover, 2% Alsike , 0.5% Sheep's parsley, 1.5% Bird's foot trefoil, 5% Sainfoin,  0.5% Sheep's burnet, 0.25% Ribwort plantain, 0.25% Yarrow 
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
CSS6 Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mixture AB15

Use this mixture for Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mixture AB15:

  • Reduces flowering blackgrass and provides an abundant supply of sown pollen and nectar-rich flowers between early and late summer in year 3 and year 5 of the agreement.
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2 
  • Contains: 66% Perennial Ryegrass, 15% Red Clover, 10% Common Vetch, 7% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 2% Common Knapweed
  • Sowing rate: 30kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
CSS7 Autumn Sown Bumble Bird Mixture AB16

Use this mixture for Autumn Sown Bumblebird Mix AB16:

  • Abundant supply of small seeds during the winter months for farmland birds such as tree sparrow and corn bunting
  • Provides pollen and nectar-rich flowers for pollinating and beneficial insects including bees, butterflies and hoverflies
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS8, GS14, AB16
  • Contains25% Winter triticale, 22% Winter barley,  20% Winter Wheat, 10Fodder radish,  10% Crimson clover, 3Bird's foot trefoil, 2Kale, 2Gold of Pleasure, 1Phacelia, 5% Vetch
  • Sowing rate: 30kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg