It also contains grass species like Timothy, fescues and clovers to ensure a diverse habitat once established. The seed mix, designed to create permanent buffer areas and field margins, will provide an ideal nesting area for farmland birds and a superb habitat for pollinators.
“We have developed this new Field Margin Mix in partnership with the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) and BASF,” says Limagrain’s Martin Titley. “It is specifically designed to increase biodiversity without compromising productivity. The mixture is also suitable for the new Countryside Stewardship scheme, now open for new applications. It can also be used under the Greening rules and sown on Ecological Focus Area fallow land.”
The mid-tier element of the Countryside Stewardship scheme aims to reward farmers who address environmental issues, such as the establishment of flower rich margins that provide important habitats and foraging areas. Field Margin Mix is ideal for this and can be sown in spring, through to late summer.
More details are available in Limagrain’s HiBird and Environmental Crops brochure, downloadable from the website here. If you would like a hardcopy please contact Sophie Li on 01472 370173 or firstname.lastname@example.org