Cover crops have become an increasingly important part of many agricultural rotations to improve soil structure, increase organic matter and control against pests and diseases. Boston Seeds has proudly supplied cover crop seed to UK farms for over a decade, utilising extensive research and development trials to select the most effective varieties and mixtures. Wherever possible, seed is produced right here in the UK in conjunction with farmers and merchants alike, as well as sourcing the latest varieties directly from Europe.
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What are the benefits of cover crops?
Cover crops seed mixtures can be used by growers to significantly reduce soil borne pests and improve soil health, stability and moisture, they can catch and fix nitrogen levels as well as provide an ideal break crop. They can also help control weeds such as blackgrass - ensuring the land is in the best possible condition ready for planting.
Cover crops are also a fantastic way to boost biodiversity and wildlife by creating an agroecosystem - not only benefitting your land, but the surrounding area too.
Here at Boston Seeds are very pleased to offer the EnviroSeeds range of cover crop seeds, which are formulated on the back of extensive independent trials and in partnership with leading breeders here in the UK and in Europe. With a diverse variety of cover crop seeds including clover seeds, radish cover crops and cereal cover crops such as Black Oats seed and Forage Rye seed - which are both fast growing and perfect for late seeding.
We also offer an excellent range of organic cover crops if you'd prefer to go for something that's as environmentally conscious as possible. Whatever your needs might be, we've got you covered... literally!
Custom mixtures are available on request, please contact us.