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Gamecover Crops and Mixtures

Leisure activities are an important part of the rural environment. Today, more farms and estates manage their shoots and environmental conservation together. Whether individual species are required or a mixture of gamecover crops. ForFarmers has a full portfolio of seed to suit all shoot requirements whatever the size and soil constraints.

Straights –

  • Game maize
  • Kale and other brassicas
  • Sunflowers
  • Canary seed
  • Millet
  • Sorghum
  • Phacelia
  • Mustard
  • Triticale
  • Quinoa
  • Chicory
  • Yellow Blossom Clover

Gamecover Mixtures – These are formulated to ensure the best can be achieved from your cover crops. Combining different species into a mixture can extend the utilisation period, help to attract and hold specific types of game and provide feed and cover where both are required.

For all your Greening, Stewardship and Gamecover options please contact your local ForFarmers account manager or the Forage & Arable customer service team on 0845 070 6280

Green Manuring

Green manuring can offer many advantages to todays farmer by:-

  • Adding organic matter to the soil
  • Increasing biological activity
  • Improving soil structure
  • Reducing erosion
  • Increasing the supply of nutrients available to plants
  • Reducing leaching
  • Weed suppression.

Green manuring not only improves soil status, composition and nutrient balance, but provides a basis for a more environmentally friendly approach to modern farming.

ForFarmers can offer a full range of straights and mixture options for Green Manuring requirements.

Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship

Countrywide stewardships main priority is biodiversity and water quality. The scheme also helps to improve flood management, the historic environment, landscape character and genetic conservation

The scheme helps :-

  • Wildlife and nature - restoring habitats, protecting hedges, providing food and nesting resources for birds, insects and other animals and creating farmed areas for rare flowering plants
  • Pollinators - providing pollen and nectar sources and nesting places
  • Forestry - Funding the planting of new trees and supporting the management of woodlands
  • Water / Flooding - making water cleaner and reducing risk of flooding by supporting changes to farming practise such as crop management, improving infrastructure and creating woodland

ForFarmers can offer various mixtures in the form of wild bird seed mixtures, buffer strip mixtures and nectar rich mixtures to support all schemes.

 

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