A conical seed that can produce grain within 8-10 weeks.
10kg or 25kg
124kg/ha if sown as a straight crop, or in mixes at a reduced seed rate.
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.
Nutritious feed value.
May - August
Fairly fine and firm.
Drill to a depth of 0.5-1 inch, or can also be broadcast and worked under the soil.
(soil index 2)
N 80kg/ha; P 55kg/ha; K 80kg/ha.
Bugs & Beasts
Will be grazed by everything, especially rabbits, hare and deer.
Ensure a clean seedbed before drilling although the crop does establish very quickly.
Not usually a problem.
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