Planting the right conservation mix can protect, preserve and give life back to depleted soils. Conservation mixtures work to conserve the land as nature intended and plowdown mixtures help to build soil quality.
Conservation mixtures are ideal for planting around waterways and ditches to protect from erosion and absorb runoff. Plowdown mixtures add organic matter and taproot penetration will improve soil drainage.
The ideal conservation mixture – a combination of white clover, Feeder perennial ryegrass, Festorina tall fescue, creeping red fescue, chewings fescue, timothy and Kentucky bluegrass. The seeding rate is 20 kg/acre for buffer strips, and 40-50 kg/acre for around ponds and slope stabilization. Ideal for:
Mixture is a combination of alfalfa, double cut red clover and Max tetraploid annual (Italian) ryegrass. This mixture can be seeded with wheat or spring cereals or used on its own. It produces biomass and the alfalfa roots break through the plow layer. The red clover and ryegrass produce an abundant fibrous root mass to return to the soil. Seeding rate is 4-5 kg/acre.