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The Importance of Game Cover Crops

Afbeelding: Red Millet 07 AB

If you get your planning right, cover crops can not only offer your birds sanctuary, but a vital source of nutrition as well.

Game cover crops will only reach their full potential - and do their job on a shoot - if they are managed well from the start. Careful planning is required, up front, around which crops are required to provide not only the cover that your birds need, but also as a source of nutrition for them.

Cover crop rotation is key.

As with all growing, crop rotation is an important tool to ensure that your game cover performs to its full potential - you can’t simply grow the same crop year on year. A failure to rotate crops will increase the chances of soil-borne diseases impeding the crops’s growth, reducing not only the cover available but also the nutritional value. It can also make it harder to control weeds.

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