Catch Crops

Catch Crops

A catch crop is a quick growing crop, grown in between main crops, as a green manure or as a feed for livestock. 

These crops can have many benefits that include improving soil structure and quality, prevent soil erosion due to their long root system and also provide cover for both farmland and game birds.

 

Feldsaaten Freudenberger have designed this range of cover and greening mixtures for a range of situations. They have been trialled developed over time with successful results.

 

TG-1

Humus

A well balanced mixture for maize and rapeseed crop rotations.

Excellent if you intend to use for mulch sowing as it will die back well in winter.

15% Forage Peas

15% Egyptian/Berseem Clover

15% Serradella

15% Phacelia

20% Sudangrass

20% Common Vetch

Also available organically

Sowing Rate: 30-40Kg ha

Sowing Period: Until mid-August

 

TG-2

Beet nematode-neutral mixture that contains deep rooted species such as radish and lupin.

Radish and mustard also eradicate nematodes.

15% Lupins

15% Common Vetch

35% Nematode Resistant Radish

5% Phacelia

20% Nematode Resistant Radish

10% Egyptian/Berseem Clover

Sowing Rate: 25-30Kg ha

Sowing Period: Until mid-August

(big note on this one pref in the gold text saying Nematode Resistant)

 

TG-3

Solara

Mixture designed for potato crop rotations.

40% Lupins

20% Black oats

20% Radish

10% Forage Pea

5% Phacelia

5% Egyptian/Berseem Clover

Also available organically

Sowing Rate: 30-40Kg ha

Sowing Period: Until mid-August

 

TG-4

Bee Banquet

Annual flowering mix to provide farmland insects and bees with a source of nectar.

40% Phacelia

4% Radish

2% Cornflower

25% Buckwheat

5% Marigold

2% Dill

7% White Mustard

5% Fennel

1% Borage

3% Mallow

6% Coriander

Sowing Rate: 10Kg ha

Sowing Period: Until mid-August

 

TG-5

Biofum 

Formulised to reduce the levels of soil dwelling pests.

90% Nematode Resistant Radish

10% Brown Mustard

Sowing Rate: 15Kg ha

Sowing Period: Until mid-August

NEMATODE RESISTANT 

 

TG-6

Radish Mix

Formulised to reduce the levels of soil dwelling pests.

50% Nematode Resistant Radish

50% Nematode Resistant Radish

Sowing Rate: 20-25Kg ha

Sowing Period: Until mid-August

NEMATODE RESISTANT 

Also available organically

 

TG-9

Soil Remedy

Catch crop mixture with penetrating root system to break up soil compaction.

30% Radish

40% Buckwheat

5% Phacelia

5% Niger

20% Lupin

Sowing Rate: 20-25Kg ha

Sowing Period: Early August until early September

 

TG-11

Easy Greening

A mixture for use on large areas of land without extensive preparation.

15% Niger

35% Phacelia

30% Persian Clover

20% Black Oats

Sowing Rate: 15Kg ha

Sowing Period: Early August until early September

 

TG-13

Complex crop Rotations

For complex crop rotation systems that include potatoes, beet and vegetables.

35% Black Oats

30% Nematode resistant radish

35% Common vetch

Sowing Rate: 30Kg ha

Sowing Period: Early August until early September

 

TG-14

For Late Sowing

Simple mixture, also suitable for late sowing. Use in crop rotations systems that have a high proportion of maize and cereals.

40% White Mustard

45% Radish

5% Niger

10% Gold of Pleasure

Sowing Rate: 20Kg ha

Sowing Period: Early August until September

 

TG-15

Suitable for Rape

Does not contain cruciferous plants.

60% Black Oats

10% Egyptian/Berseem Clover

15% Buckwheat

15% Niger

Sowing Rate: 25Kg ha

Sowing Period: Early August until September

 

TG-16

Winter Hardy

Winter hardy catch crop mix that is tolerant of late sowing. For maize and cereal crop rotations.

15% Forage Rape

5% Stubble Turnips

15% Crimson Clover

40% Hairy Vetch

25% Italian Ryegrass

Sowing Rate: 25Kg ha

Sowing Period: Early August until September

 

TG-17

Catch Crop and Silage

Use as a winter catch crop or for silage making in the Spring.

60% Italian Ryegrass

20% Crimson Clover

20% Red Clover

Sowing Rate: 30Kg ha

Sowing Period: Early August until mid-September

 

 TG-18

Short Crop Rotations

For potatoes, beets and vegetables.

65% Black Oats

35% Nematode Resistant Radish

Sowing Rate: 30-40Kg ha

Sowing Period: Early August

   

 

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