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Comprehensive guide of game cover and stewardship crops now available

Thenew 2014 HiBird Gamecover and Environmental Crops guide is now available fromLimagrain. It contains information on a range of gamecover and environmentalstewardship crops, including sorghum, kale, sunflowers and maize, as well as awide variety of cover crop mixtures. It also provides guidance on achievinggood crop establishment.

 

TheHiBird range includes a range of cover crop mixtures such as Setter, whichprovides two year full-season cover and feed, and is made up of kale, milletsand buckwheat.

 

MrTitley explains: When several plant types are used in a cover crop mixture, itcan be difficult to control weeds. However, following herbicide trials withBASF, Limagrain has developed a range of HiBird mixtures which are tolerant tospecific herbicides so that gamekeepers can successfully establish weed-freegood cover. For example, Cocker, which consists of Caledonian kale, mustard, fodderradish and linseed, is tolerant to Butisan herbicide, and provides full seasoncover for up to two years. Further mixtures are included in the guide.

 

Theguide also provide tips on growing a successful cover crop from soil type andsite selection, to seedbed and sowing methods, fertiliser recommendations andsuggestions for weed, pest and disease control. Information is also included onwhich cover crops meet environmental stewardship requirements.

 

Fora free copy of the HiBird Gamecover & Environmental Crops Guide, emailLimagrain UK at: enquiries@limagrain.co.uk or visit www.limagrain.co.uk and watch the videoChoosing the Right Cover Crop for your Shoot.


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