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COVER CROP MIXTURES

BENEFITS OF COVER CROPS - ADDING VALUE
Why grow cover crops? The answer is simple: Although the cover crop does not produce a marketable product, its benefits for the succeeding crops are a good return on investment. So in short, cover crops increase farm profitability.

Cover crops provide multiple potential benefits to soil health and crops. Improves soil fertility and structure, adds nutrients and organic matter, Improves soil aeration, increases water infiltration and holding capacity, reduces soil erosion from wind and water, increases soil biodiversity by stimulating the growth of beneficial microbes and other soil organisms. However, not all cover crop species provide the same benefits. To multiply and diversify your cover crop benefits, plant mixtures.

AUTUMN MIXTURE - BREE RIVER

Saia - Black Oats
SoutherN Blue - Stooling Rye
Red Dawn - Red Oats
KM10 - Triticale      
Targa - White Oats
haftal - Persian Clover

Soil Buster - Radish

22kg - dry land 24 kg/ha and irrigation 48 kg/ha                                                                

AUTUMN MIXTURE - GRAZING AND SOIL IMPROVEMENT

Saia - Black Oats
Targa - White Oats
Red Dawn - Red Oats
Southern Blue - Stooling Rye
Namoi Vetch - grazing vetch - Legume
Forage Peas - Legume
Jap Radish

 

22 kg - dry land 22 kg/ha and irrigation 44 kg/ha                                                                

SUMMER MIXTURE - COVER GRAZING

Babala
Multicut - Forage Sorghum
Eragrostis Teff  
Dolichos - Legume
Cowpeas
Jap Radish

 

20 kg - dry land 20 kg/ha and irrigation 40 kg/ha                                                                

SUMMER MIXTURE - SOIL IMPROVEMENT

Babala

Multicut - Forage Sorghum
Big Kahuna - Sweet Forage Sorghum
Sunhemp - Legume
Soya bean - Legume
Dolichos - Legume
Cowpeas - Legume
Sunflower
Jap Radish
Black Oats - Saia

 

23 kg - dry land 23 kg/ha and irrigation 46 kg/ha                                                                

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