Cover Crop Seed

Cover Crops or Green manures have been long established as soil restorative tool to build soil health. We offer a range of blends to our clients to help them benefit from this tool. Blends are available in any quantity, from a few kilos or by the ton.

Available throughout Victoria and NSW primarily - note seasonal planting times, rates and prices.

"Living Soil" - is a good documentary that showcases the benefits of cover cropping for soil health, sustainability, and farm profitability.

Cover Crop Seed Blends

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Supper Blend - Available

Contains: Tritical wheat, Oats, Cereal Rye, Peas, Beans, Vetch, Lentils, Radish, Turnip, Shaftle Clover, Arrow  Clover, Crimson Clover, Safflower, fabba beans, and mustard.

To be described

Rate: Casting at 30 g/m2 or 60kg/ha by a metering seeder.

Price: $4.50 per kg

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Legume N Fixer - Available

Contains: Peas, Beans, Vetch, Lentils, Shaftel Clover, Crimson Clover, Arrow leaf Clover, Radish, Balansa Clover.

To be described

Rate: Casting at 30 g/m2 or 60kg/ha by a metering seeder (or intersowing)

Price: $4.5 per kg

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Polinator Blend - Available

Contains: Persian Clover, Arrowleaf Clover, Blansia Clover, Crimson Clover, Hairy Vetch, Wooly Pod Vetch, Safflower, Radish, Peas, Lentils, Phacelia, Oats, Sunflower, Black Mustard, Yellow Mustard.

The Pollinator Blend is a summer blend that comes with the extra advantage of creating a flower heaven for beneficial insects. Can be planted to attract beneficial predators and keep pest pressures down. At the same time it has the same function of a green manure - Provides nitrogen, organic residues, improved biological performance and better nutrition to the following crop.

Rate: Casting at 2o-30 g/m2 or 25-40kg/ha by a metering seeder.

Price: $5.2 per kg

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Spring Blend - Available

Contains: triticale, barley, oats, cereal rye, peas, vetch, radish, shaftle clover, arrow leaf clover, berseem clover, lupins, safflower, winter canola, lentils, fabba beans, and mustard.

To be described

Rate: Casting at 30 g/m2 or 60kg/ha by a metering seeder.

Price: $4.50 per kg

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Hairy Vetch - Available

Contains: Hairy Vetch only

To be described

Rate: Casting at 2o-30 g/m2 or 15-45kg/ha by a metering seeder.

Price: $5.2 per kg

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Summer Blend - Available

Contains: Forage sweet sorghum, Forage millet, Cowpeas, Fenugreek, LabLab, Sunflowers, Mustard, Forage rape, Turnip, Buckwheat.

To be described

Rate: Casting at 30 g/m2 or 60kg/ha by a metering seeder (or intersowing)

Price: $5.9 per kg

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Biofumigant Blend - Available

Contains: Mustard and Radish

Can be planted all year round in hot houses but best planted in May to grow over winter to prepare the soil for a spring planted crop. Can be planted outdoors all year round - but mindful of frost. Common planting times would spring, and autumn.

Crop can be incorporated into the ground once it reaches flowering stage for a biofumigant effect. At incorporation residues release a chemical Isothiocyanate - which kills fungal and bacterial pathogens. This cleans the soil of disease allowing for a healthy crop to follow.

Rate: Casting at 10 - 15 g/m2 or 15kg/ha by a metering seeder.

Price: $19 per kg

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Custom Blending - Available

Sometimes your climate, planting time or objective might be a little differnt and a custom blend can be made to overcome some of those challanges. 

 

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