Sunflower Seed - Game Cover
Sunflowers are one of the most popular game cover seed crops due to their ability to hold birds and provide a desirable supply of nutritious seeds. Sunflowers are most often sown in conjunction with other game cover seed crops, such as Maize or Kale. Sunflowers seeds are available as two types, standard and dwarf.
Sunflowers remain without question one of the most popular game cover choices for shoots in the UK.
- Standard tall variety
- Popular with all types of game birds and song birds
- May require 'swiping down' to allow birds to better access seeds
- Frequently sown as part of a game cover mixture or with Kale
- Sowing rate: 5kg per acre. Pack size: 10kg
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