Roper Mix

Designed by a customer, tried and tested at holding game and feeding wild birds with the potential to cover two years. There are a couple of broad leaf chemicals available and good weed control can be achieved.

Pack Size

0.5ha

Seed Rate

31.5kg/ha

Uses

Provides a plentiful supply of feed in both first and second year. Millet and triticale also act as a nurse crop for the kale in the early stages.

Value

Excellent feed value for both game and farmland birds, along with good cover that lasts well into the season.

Sowing

May

Seedbed

Fine and firm.

Drilling

15-20 inch rows.

Roll

Yes

Fertiliser

(soil index 2)
N 100kg/ha; P 50kg/ha; K 175kg/ha.

Bugs & Beasts

Flea beetle potentially a problem (at the first sign, see your advisor). Keep a close eye on the kale during early growth.

Weeds

Use a stale seed bed initially, and post-emergent chemicals can be used effectively as well.

Plant Disease

Not usually a problem.

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