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Buffer Strip Mixtures

Buffer Strip are easily established and used for a wide variety of beneficial purposes, Most commonly they are used create a buffer strip margin around the field, or alongside a river that provide a physical barrier which helps slow the flow of water and runoff from fields into the water course. They can also be used within the field to protects large tree or obstacle e.g. telegraph poles, Awkward field corners or even in whole field situations.

The buffer strips also create a new habitats while protecting existing ones. The wild flowers options provide a essential nectar food source for a vast range beneficial insect that include your butterflies and bumblebees.

These mixtures can be Sown from March until October and used as part of Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CCS) ELS , HLS, Mid-Tier & Higher Tier. 

BGM4

BGM 4 with Wild Flowers & Fine Grasses

BGM 1 with Cocksfoot
Creeping Red Fescue
SSMG
Tall Fescue
Cocksfoot
Timothy

Sowing Rate 20kg/ha
Pack Size 20kg

BGM 2 No Cocksfoot
Creeping Red Fescue
Chewings Fescue
SSMG
Tall Fescue
Timothy

Sowing Rate 20kg/ha
Pack Size 20kg

BGM 3 with Cocksfoot & Clover
Creeping Red Fescue
Tall Fescue
Cocksfoot
SSMG
Timothy
Birdsfoot Trefoil
Small White Clover

Sowing Rate 20kg/ha
Pack Size 20kg

 

BGM 5 with Ryegrass
Italian Ryegrass
Inter Perennial Ryegrass
Late Perennial Ryegrass


Sowing Rate 35kg/ha
Pack Size 20kg

BGM 4 with Wildflowers & Fine Grass (CCS Code AB8)
Creeping Red Fescue
SSMG
Chewings Fescue
Hard Fescue
Sainfoin
Crested Dogstail
Winter Vetch
Browntop Bent
Red Clover
Alsike Clover
Birdsfoot Trefoil
Black Medick
Yarrow
Oxeye Daisy
Wild Carrot
Ribwort Plantain
Sheeps Burnet

Sowing Rate16kg/ha
Pack Size 20kg

Flower Rich Margin Mixture
(CCS Code AB8)
Slender Red Fescue
SSMG
Chewings Fescue
Crested Dogstail
Hard Fescue
Winter Vetch
Sainfoin
Browntop Bent
Birdsfoot Trefoil
Black Medick
Red Clover
Oxeye Daisy
Wild Carrot
Yarrow
Red Campion (N)
Ribwort Plantain
Musk Mallow
Selfheal
Lady's Bedstraw
Salad Burnet (N)

Sowing rate 16 - 20kg/ha
Pack size 10kg & 20kg

Pollen & Nectar with Grass

(CSS Code GS4)

SSMG
Cocksfoot
Festulolium
Red Clover
Sainfoin
Timothy
Birdsfoot Trefoil
Winter Vetch
Creeping Red Fescue
Tall Fescue
Tall Oat Grass
Alsike Clover
Black Medick
Musk Mallow
Oxeye Daisy
Selfheal
Yarrow
Sheeps Burnet

Sowing Rate 20kg/ha
Pack size 10kg

Species-Rich Grass (SRG)


Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
Creeping Red Fescue
Meadow Fescue
Browntop Bent
Sheeps Fescue
Hard Fescue
Crested Dogstail

Sowing Rate 16- 20kg/ha
Pack Size 20kg

Species-Rich Wild Flowers – (Natives)

Selfheal (N)
Birdsfoot Trefoil (N)
Black Medick (N)
Ribwort Plantain (N)
Black Knapweed (N)
Oxeye Daisy (N)
Yellow Rattle (N)
Red Campion (N)
White Campion (N)
Yarrow (N)
Lady's Bedstraw (N)
Ragged Robin (N)
Red Clover (N)
Sorrel (N)

Options Available:

100% Wild Flowers 
95% SRG 5% Wild Flowers
90% SRG 10% Wild Flowers
85% SRG 15% Wild Flowers

Species Rich Grass & 15% wildflowers

Species Rich Grass with 15% Wild Flowers

Two Year Legume Fallow Mixtures


Agreements starting on or before 1 January 2020

In the autumn, sow the with grass mixture at an overall seed rate of around 30 kilograms (kg) per ha, and retain for 2 years before re-establishment.

Agreements starting on or before 1 January 2021

In the autumn, sow the flower rich mixture and retain for 2 years before re-establishment:

Two Year Legume Fallow Mixture with Grass (AB15)

* Agreements starting on or before 1st Jan 2020*


66% Late Perennial Ryegrass
15% Red Clover
10% Winter Vetch
7% Birdsfoot Trefoil
1% Yarrow
1% Oxeye Daisy
100%


Sowing rate 30 - 40kg

Two Year Legume Fallow Mixture Flower Rich (AB15)

* Agreements starting on or after 1st Jan 2021*


50% Winter Vetch
15% Lucerne
15% Red Clover
10% Alsike Clover
5% Birdsfoot Trefoil
5% Black Medick
100%


Sowing rate 15 - 20kg

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Darrell Clark
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