HiBird publication puts conservation crops in focus for Countryside Stewardship

Limagrain has published its latest HiBird publication with increased emphasis on the sowing options for Countryside Stewardship and environmental management schemes.

The publication details 17 sowing options from beetle banks to wild bird food and crops for pollinators, the Countryside Stewardship options that each is sowing option is suited to, and their environmental benefits.

One wild bird mixtures on offer, which is suitable for AB9, is Jack Russell, a herbicide-tolerant mixture of spring triticale, millet, oilseed radish, grain sorghum and sunflower which is typically sown in May or June and sheds seed from early autumn with the grain sorghum giving structure and winter hardiness.

Limagrain’s Martin Titley said: “Conservation and environmental cropping schemes will play a larger part in our future land management.. We’ve made the latest HiBird portfolio as comprehensive as possible to guide growers on the most suitable conservation and gamecover crops. The range includes seed mixtures for all UK farmland sites and environmental schemes.

“We encourage growers to be discerning with their choices and select those seeds mixtures that best suits their own situation so they can maximise the benefits.”

Limagrain’s HiBird Conservation Crops brochure 2020 is available from the lg seeds website.

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