Millets & Grasses

Ambush Millet Mix
Ambush Millet Mix

Ambush Millet Mix is a combination of white millet, red millet and and Japanese reed millet. The reed millet being a strong plant and more winter hardly provides cover while the white millet produces plentiful seed to hold the birds in the cover. It is an ideal mixture for use as a wind-proof belt on the outside of a block of maize or as a flushing points ay the end of the maize.

  • 40% White Millet
  • 35% Red Millet
  • 25% Japanese Reed Millet
  • 5kg / Acre Pack

Sowing rate 5kg/acre – pack size 2 acre (10kg) untreated

Millgame Millet Mix
Millgame Millet Mix

Millgame millet mix uses both red and white millet and is useful as the red matures earlier than the white, therefore extending the feeding period. This mixtures can produce huge amounts of high protein feed per acre and when combined with maize creates an excellent cover feed crop.

  • 2.5kg Red Millet
  • 2.5kg White Millet
  • 5kg / Acre Pack

Sowing rate 5kg/acre – pack size 1 acre (5kg) untreated

White Millet
White Millet

White Millet is best suited to more southerly regions of the UK as it is a sunshine loving plat and is not frost hardy, It provides warmth, shelter and feed for game birds and will attract wild seed-eating bird such as finches. Millet is particularly attractive to grey and red-legged partridges and if sown alone can be used for early holding cover. When required to last longer into the season it performs well if sown with maize but will combine well with a variety of other game cover crops.

Sowing rate 5kg/acre – pack size 1 acre (5kg) untreated

Red Millet
Red Millet

Red Millet is earlier maturing than white millet and does not stand well when sown alone. However it is a good partner to use with white millet as it extends the feeding period. As with other millets it is susceptible to frost.

Sowing rate 5kg/acre – pack size 1 acre (5kg) untreated

Canary Grass
Canary Grass

Canary Grass provides excellent medium to long term nesting cover for pheasant and partridge can be used to both hold and drive birds. It is useful in area where annual planting is not an option, either because it is uneconomic or too difficult and is a good choice to use between tree rows in newly established woods. Care must be taken to drill in wide enough rows to prevent the canary grass becoming too dense and therefore impassable for the birds. Annual management should be undertaken to keep the rows clear and topping is beneficial if the grass becomes too tall, with the debris being removed.

Sowing rate 2.5kg/acre – pack size 1 acre (2.5kg) untreated

Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris Arundinacea)
Reed Canary Grass

Reed Canary Grass is similar to Phalaris Aquatica but it is more suitable for use in exposed northern regions as it is a much hardier plant and will tolerate a wide rang of soil types. It not only offers nesting and cover to pheasants but also provides wild birds with nesting sites. The crop is purely for cover and does not provide feed so bare patches may be left unplanted or later cut out to provide areas for artificial feeding. As with phalaris aquatica drilling in wide rows in necessary rather than broadcasting or the crop will become to dense and annual management should be undertaken to keep the rows clear. Topping is beneficial if it becomes to tall, with the debris removed.

Sowing rate 2.5kg/acre – pack size 1 acre (2.5kg) untreated

Japanese Reed Millet
Japanese Reed Millet

Japanese Reed Millet is a strong plant that other members of the millet family and is more winter hardly. When mixed with white millet it provides an excellent cover and feed crop.

Sowing rate 5kg/acre – pack size 1 acre (5kg) untreated

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