Wildbird Cover Crop seed mix specially blended for the GLAS scheme.
This GLAS wildbird cover crop contains the exact ratios of approved seed to satisfy the Department’s criteria for the wild bird cover crop. I have avoided oats in this mix as it tends to attract rats and crows in large numbers. For best results, plough the ground and sow with a one pass drill. The greatest mistake that people make is to not covering the seed properly. This is often as result of not creating a fine seedbed. If the Triticale seed in particular is not covered well enough the crows will devour the full plot of it in one early morning raid. I always advise to use whatever method you can to keep the crows off the plot for one week after sowing. This advice is crucial and will be the making or breaking of the crop. One week of minding it is all it takes and you can walk away then and do not have to do anymore other than wait for the cheque.
It is a cheaper mix than my other game crops but is sufficient to meet the requirements laid down by the Department. To satisfy the department’s criteria it must be sown each year and can be alternated with kale every other year if the applicant has chosen to plant half of the plot with a two year crop such as kale.
Available in 22Kg bags. 4 per hectare with free delivery on all orders.
For orders of over 4 bags please phone or e-mail for better discounts.
Sowing rate is 88kgs/Ha and is best sown from mid-April mid-May. If conditions are not good then sowing can be delayed until early June but do check with your adviser regarding sowing deadline as they can be extended in wet years. If sowing in June the Triticale will grow the finest but will not ripen as this needs long growing season to mature.
I would like to thank my customers all over the country for their support during the past season and if you have any queries don’t hesitate to call me. I would also like to thank the GLAS planners and advisers for their referrals during the past season. This was much appreciated.