Quinoa

A cultivated relative of fat hen, originating from South America.

Pack Size

2kg

Seed Rate

8-10kg/ha if sown on its own, or 2-3kg/ha within a mixture.

Uses

Commonly found in wild bird stewardship mixtures.

Value

Nutritious feed, which produces large amounts of high protein seed.

Sowing

May

Seedbed

Fine and firm.

Drilling

Can be broadcast or drilled (12 inch rows, just under the surface).

Roll

Light roll.

Fertiliser

(soil index 2)
N 80kg/ha; P 45kg/ha; K 40kg/ha.

Bugs & Beasts

Not usually a problem.

Weeds

Use a stale seedbed - very limited chemical weed control available.

Plant Disease

Not usually a problem.

Price

from £82.50 per 5kg

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