Game Cover Crops

Game cover crops will reach their full potential if they are ordered and managed correctly from the start.  

Here at Quill we work with the UK's biggest quality wholesaler to ensure you get the best results.

We can offer:
  • Game Maize
  • Kale
  • Brassicas
  • Sorghums
  • Millets
  • Sunflowers
  • Canary Grass
  • Mixtures

  1. Prepare the seed bed carefully for healthy plants. Fast growing crops have a better chance of resisting pests. Plough then consolidate rapidly to preserve the moisture in the ground and ensure the seed bed is fine and firm to reduce slugs. Test the soil to understand the pH balance
  2. Where possible drill to ensure accurate seed depth and the correct row width to provide adequate cover and improve bird holding and driving. Ensure the ground temperature is warm enough to encourage rapid germination
  3. Add fertiliser during the early stages to maximise output and use the stale seed bed technique of spraying, ploughing and cultivating to encourage weed seeds to germinate and then respraying. - very useful for mixtures
  4. Rotating crops is essential to help reduce disease such as club root in brassicas and where weeds have become persistent.
 

If you would like advice, to request a Game Cover Crop Catalogue or to order, please contact Steve on 01258 818239 or email steve@quillproductions.co.uk

 

 

 

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