The problems with weed control in-gamecover crops usually arise because the combination of several different crop species in the mixture, it can make it difficult to find herbicides that are safe to all the components. Weed pressure is also increased when cover crops are sown on the same piece of land for a number of years.
Phacelia Seed Mix
- Extremely fast growing catch crop
- Brilliant pretty blue flowers attract huge numbers of insects
- Pollen and nectar provider
- Competes well with weeds
- Care should be taken in following crops as phacelia can reseed itself readily
- Sown at 5 kilos per hectare
- Supplied in 5 kilo units
- Crop height can measure 30-60cm
Phacelia is an extremely fast growing catch crop ideal for Oilseed Rape rotations with vibrant pretty blue flowers that attract huge numbers of insects. Phacelia is a short term weed suppressor and a rapid growing nitrogen holder crop. Phacelia can be sown any time after March and is generally free from any pest and disease problems. It is a member of the Borage family and rapidly produces an excellent root structure combined with dense ground cover.
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