Green Manure

Black Grass problems and reducing levels of soil organic matter have brought green manure crops back in to crop rotations. Research work is ongoing to find the best species, or mixtures of species, that can improve soil structure, increase organic matter and act as bio fumigants to black grass and soil pests at the same time.

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Black Oats 

Have a strong alleopathic effect on broad leaved weeds, suppressing their germination.

Ethiopian Mustard

A fast growing brassica that smothers weeds and produces a more leafy canopy than white mustard. Flowers within 12 weeks. Sets seed and germinates again quickly, which needs taking into account for the following crop.

Phacelia

Easy and quick to establish annual, producing attractive flowers which bees love within 12 weeks. Sets seed and germinates again quickly, which needs taking in to account for the following crop.

Buckwheat

Cost effective and very quick growing annual that produces large volume of organic matter. Will flower if spring sown. Not at all winter hardy.

Berseem Clover

A quicker to establish legume good for smothering weed growth. Not winter hardy.

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