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GREEN CROP

BLUE LUPIN

From: $5.60 inc GST

Blue Lupin suppresses weeds and makes an excellent green manure for improving most soil types. It produces a mass of green matter and adds nitrogen to the soil. The extra soil nitrogen is ideal for growing leafy vegetable crops.

Sow between late summer and autumn, chop just prior to flowering when stems are still green and soft dig into the soil 6 weeks prior to re-planting.

Sow rate: 25-30g per m2

Available in 500g and 1kg pouches

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BUCKWHEAT

From: $4.00 inc GST

Buckwheat is a great cover crop. It's speedy germination rate makes it a good choice for smothering weeds or as a mid-season green manure crop. Buckwheat flowers deters insect pests and attracts beneficial honeybees, hover flies and other pollinators.

Directions for use: Buckwheat is a fast-growing plant that begins to flower four weeks after it is sown and produces grain in eight to 12 weeks. It can be planted throughout summer until mid-August in frost free areas. If planting buckwheat as a cover crop, it can be planted in late spring or early summer through to early autumn.

Sow Rate: 10-20g per m2

Available in 500g and 1kg bags

From: $3.00 inc GST

Oats produce a mass of foliage that suppresses weeds and its fine bulky root system is great at improving soil structure. Oats are a great catch crop soaking up nutrient that may otherwise be lost over the winter and making them available for spring planting.

Sow between late summer and autumn, dig into the soil just prior to flowering and 6 weeks prior to re-planting.

Sow rate: 40-50g per m2

Available in 400g and 800g 

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MUSTARD SEED

From: $6.50 inc GST

As a cover crop mustard provides excellent weed control and as a green manure crop it provides bulk organic matter to the soil that breaks down quickly. It also contains properties that help control some harmful soil fungi.

Sow mustard between spring and autumn, chop just prior to flowering and dig into the soil 6 weeks prior to re-planting.

Mustard belongs to the brassica family so they shouldn't be used as a cover crop prior to planting other brassicas of any kind.

Sow Rate: 5g per m2

Available in 300g and 6oog pouches

 

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PLANTAIN

From: $9.50 inc GST

Plantain is an erect, leafy, perennial herb with a deep dense branching fibrous root system. Strengths: - Quality animal forage with high mineral content - Tolerant of drought and low fertility - Fast establishing Directions for use: Sow autumn/spring

Sow Rate (alone): 5-10kg per hectare Sow Rate (in a mix): 2-4kg per hectare

Available in 300g and 600g bags

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RED CLOVER

From: $9.90 inc GST

Red Clover can be used as an annual or a short-lived perennial (biennial). It is widely used as a cover crop or as a short term pasture component. As a cover crop red clover serves as an excellent nitrogen fixer and weed suppressor due to its high biomass. As a short term pasture component red clover is highly productive and very palatable.

Directions for use: Sow late summer for rapid bulky growth. As a cover crop, chop and dig in prior to flowering or leave for a valuable nectar rich food supply for bees and beneficial insects.

Sow Rate: 4g per m2 Pasture: 2-4kg per hectare

Available in 500g and 1kg bags

From: $6.00 inc GST

Tillage (Daikon) Radish will enhance your soil by: - Reducing compaction - Suppressing weeds - Recycling nutrients - Aerating the soil - Increasing organic matter

Directions for use: Sow Tillage Radish between spring and autumn, radish may be killed off after several heavy frosts or dig in around 4-6 weeks prior to spring planting. Sow at higher rate for quick weed suppression (cover crop), or lighter rate for soil enhancement. Radish belongs to the brassica family so avoid using prior to planting other brassicas.

Available in 300g and 600g packs

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WHITE CLOVER

From: $10.70 inc GST

White Clover is a multi-use legume which is a highly desirable component used for mixed pasture, living mulch, erosion protection, green manure and as a beneficial insect attractant. White Clover tolerates mowing or grazing and cool, moist conditions once established.

Directions for Use: Sow Spring or early autumn

Sow Rate (alone): 3-4kg per hectare Sow Rate (in a mix): 1-2kg per hectare

Available in 500g and 1kg bags