A fast-establishing brassica catch crop for early cover.
10kg or 25kg
Suitable for both partridge and pheasant, its flexible sowing dates allow for a range of cover options. Generally not very Winter hardy, but will cope in mild years. Lightning variety is a little tougher and exclusive to Bright Seeds.
Can be sown on stubble after harvest to add extra cover.
May - August
Fine and firm.
Just under the surface (0.5 inch) in 12-15 inch rows. Can be broadcast.
(soil index 2)
Does not have a high demand for fertiliser - will utilise soil nutrients well. Excess fertiliser can cause lodging (falling over).
Bugs & Beasts
Susceptible to flea beetle and should be sprayed immediately upon detection. The fast-growing nature of the crop narrows the flea beetle window.
Not usually a problem. Outgrows most competitor weeds.
Club root can be a problem if grown continuously for more than 5-6 years, so appropriate rotation is strongly recommended.
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