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      Phacelia

      A rapidly growing crop, which will reduce nitrogen leaching
      and suppress weeds, with a beneficial root structure.

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      Sowing rate:  5 to 7.5kg/ha (2 to 3kg/acre)
      Frost tolerance: Poor
      Biomass: Lower biomass than many other cover crops, but it works extremely well as part of a mixture and the recommendation would be to sow it with other cover crops
      Pests & diseases: Generally not a problem.

       

      Sowing rate 5 to 7.5kg/ha (2 to 3kg/acre)
      Sowing time May to late June
      Sowing depth 15mm (½ inch)
      Sowing instructions –       Drill into a fine tilth

      –       Moist and warm soil conditions

      –       Roll before and after drilling for good soil-to-seed contact

       

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