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.
Reed Canary Grass Seed Mix
- 1kg pack
- Tall perennial cover
- Driving and nesting cover potential
- UK native
- Can be sown on difficult soil types
- Produces stolons and creeps
- Sow in 30“ rows at 2.5 kilos per acre
- Crop height can measure 50-60cm (first year), 150cm (subsequent years)
Reed Canary Grass is a perennial grass excellent for permanent or pasture leys on sites too wet for good performance of other forage plants. Reed Canary Grass is also used where re-planting is impractical such as field margins, borders, shorelines and along stream banks. It is a long term cover crop providing a tall grass up to 6ft, annual management of the grass is essential as with correct management Reed Canary Grass should provide cover for 6-10 years. The plant is a winter hardy grass and is ideal for northerly climates such as Scotland due to its tolerance to harsh winters. The forage should be grazed or mowed prior to heading as both quality and palatability decline rapidly after heading.
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Reseeding an existing ley can lead to a significant return on investment. Within several years ‘weed grasses’ will ingress into a sward – particularly if the field has experienced poaching or after a hard winter. These ‘weed grasses’ have poor quality characteristics compared to ryegrass varieties from the Recommended List. These include poor digestibility and a poorer response to fertiliser, as well as not converting to meat and milk as efficiently as ryegrass.