Buckwheat

A conical seed that can produce grain within 8-10 weeks.

Pack Size

10kg or 25kg

Seed Rate

124kg/ha if sown as a straight crop, or in mixes at a reduced seed rate.

Uses

Provides food and cover in Summer months, but will die back at the first frost. Often used to attract deer, and makes excellent duck feed.

Value

Nutritious feed value.

Sowing

May - August

Seedbed

Fairly fine and firm.

Drilling

Drill to a depth of 0.5-1 inch, or can also be broadcast and worked under the soil.

Roll

Light roll.

Fertiliser

(soil index 2)
N 80kg/ha; P 55kg/ha; K 80kg/ha.

Bugs & Beasts

Will be grazed by everything, especially rabbits, hare and deer.

Weeds

Ensure a clean seedbed before drilling although the crop does establish very quickly.

Plant Disease

Not usually a problem.

Price

from £27.50 per 10kg

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