An inexpensive and highly versatile cover crop when sown alone or in companion to other species.
It is ideal for early cover and although killed off by the frost, the fallen woody stems will create shelter for the birds below. Especially useful when sown with a seed producing species which alone would not provide cover. Also popular as a green manure crop.
Sowing rate:- 12kg/hectare or 4.8kg/acre
Sowing date: - Spring/Autumn
Utilisation period:- August - December
Duration of the crop:- 1 season