Striker

A Bright Seeds mixture of Lightning mustard, Bittern kale and Voltage kale.

Pack Size

4.75kg (1 ha)

Seed Rate

4.75kg/ha

Uses

With the inclusion of Lightning mustard it will create a canopy of early cover to protect the kale plants from flea beetle and pigeon attack. Once the mustard dies back later in the Summer, the kale can then grow on underneath.

Value

Provides cover for the whole Winter and as long as the crop is not too thick, each plant will develop a strong firm stem, resistant to most Winter winds.

Sowing

mid-May - mid-June

Seedbed

Fine and firm.

Drilling

Shallow 0.5 inch deep, and rows of 15-24 inches.

Roll

Yes

Fertiliser

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

Bugs & Beasts

Flea beetle and/or slugs can sometimes be a problem.

Weeds

Stale seedbed to be used.

Plant Disease

Not usually a problem.

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