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: $15/2kg or $60/10kg or $95/25kg

$1,300/ton

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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: $16/2kg or $66/10kg or $108/25kg

$1,300/ton

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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: $15/2kg or $60/10kg or $95/25kg

$1,300/ton

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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: $18/2kg or $68/10kg or $110/25kg

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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: $24/kg or $96/4.5kg

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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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