Best Selling Game Cover

A selected list of the most popular choices of individual game cover seed species and seed mixtures. These products are popular with farms and shoots throughout the UK and includes the best and most reliable products.
 

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White Millet Seed

White millet is a popular choice as it provides cover and a source of food. Particularly attractive to English and French partridges.

  • Produces a plentiful supply of small seeds for birds
  • Often sown in conjunction with maize or kale
  • It is vigorous and will grow to a height of up to 90cm
  • Thicker leaved and higher seed production than red millet
  • Sowing rate: 5kg acre. Pack size: 10kg
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Red Millet Seed

Red Millet is best sown alongside other crops to provide a source of food which will help to keep birds in the covers. 

  • Will produce a plentiful supply of small seeds for birds
  • Often sown in conjunction with maize or kale
  • Red millet is earlier maturing than white millet
  • Susceptible to frost
  • Sowing rate: 5kg acre. Pack size: 10kg
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Millet Blend Seed Mix

Our popular blend has been created to ensure there is the longevity of food sources and to create a great cover for birds.

  • 50% red millet, 50% white millet
  • Produces a plentiful supply of small seeds for birds
  • Often sown in conjunction with maize or kale
  • Growing to a height of up to 90cm 
  • Sowing rate: 5kg acre. Pack size: 10kg
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2-3 Day Delivery
Quinoa Seed

Quinoa will provide cover and a plentiful supply of seed making it a popular crop for holding partridges, pheasants and attracting seed eating song birds.

  • Produces a number of seeds to provide a valuable source of food
  • Also attractove to many species of seed-eating song birds
  • Often grown with kale as it begins to collapse with first frosts
  • Available ready blended with Kale, see Overdrive Seed Mixture
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size: 2 kg
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All Season Game Cover Maize Blend

A blend of three varieties of maize with different maturity dates to provide effective cover and feed for the duration of the season.

  • A blend of early, intermediate and late varieties
  • Varieties selected for good early vigour and standing ability
  • Redigo M or equivalent Fungicide treated seed
  • Sow at 45,000 seeds per acre. Pack Size 45,000 seeds 
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Dwarf Hybrid Sorghum Seed

Short stemmed, sturdy, broad-leaved and has a substantial seed head. Its shorter growing habit is ideal for exposed sites.

 

  • Average height 1 - 1.25m
  • Often sown alongside maize, see Four Ten Mixture
  • Very good standing power due to short growth habit
  • Ideal cover providing a warm holding area for birds
  • Sowing rate 12kg per acre. Pack size: 8kg.
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Dwarf Sunflower Seed
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Dwarf Sunflower Seed

Dwarf sunflowers are a shorter stemmed hybrid variety which provide better standing ability over conventional varieties.

  • A stiff stemmed, shorter hybrid variety
  • An effective feed crop for shoots in the southern half of the UK
  • May require 'swiping' down to allow game birds to access the seeds
  • Frequently sown as part of a game mix or with kale
  • Sowing rate: 5kg acre. Pack size: 5kg
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Reed Canary Grass Seed
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Reed Canary Grass Seed

Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea) is similar to Canary Grass (Aquatica) however it is much hardier.

  • A perennial species which can last for 10 years
  • Suitable for exposed northern sites - good frost and winter hardiness
  • Strong stems and thick leaves provide reliable cover for ground-nesting birds
  • Similar to conventional canary grass with improved hardiness 
  • Inoculated with rhizobia
  • Sowing rate: 2.5kg per acre Pack Size: 2.5kg
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Traditional Game Cover Mix
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Traditional Game Cover Mix

The Traditional Game Cover Mixture combines a broad range of species which will give a full season of cover and a supply of food.

  • A tried and tested mixture species that provide feed and cover
  • Sunflowers provide an attractive splash of colour
  • Differing seed sizes mean it is best to broadcast rather than drilled
  • Game Maize, White Millet, Red Millet, Buckwheat, Intermediate Sorghum, Kale, Sunflower, White Mustard, Forage Rape, Gold of Pleasure, Phacelia
  • Sowing Rate: 10kg per acre. Packsize: 10kg
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White Mustard Seed - Game Cover

White mustard is an ever popular choice for game cover. Very easy to establish and grows rapidly, providing cover until the first winter frosts. 

  • Can be sown alone or as a companion to other species
  • Ideal for early cover, killed off by frost will create shelter for birds
  • Quick growing - ideal for patching failed spring cover crops
  • Also opular as a green manure crop
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB2 
  • Sowing rate: 15kg / ha
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Thousand Head Kale Seed
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Thousand Head Kale Seed

Thousand Head Kale is a popular, tired and tested variety with good standing ability and winter hardiness.

  • Thousand Head is a slender stemmed variety bearing leafy foliage. 
  • Excellent winter hardiness providing forage for feeding after Christmas. 
  • Can supply approximately 90 tonnes/ha of green forage matter.
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack Size: 2kg

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Voltage Kale Seed
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Voltage Kale Seed

Voltage Kale is a dual purpose variety, suitable for use as game cover and for fattening young cattle and sheep.

 

  • Voltage is a medium height kale with good standing ability.
  • Leafy variety with high crop utilization
  • Excellent disease tolerance & lodging resistance
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack Size: 25kg

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