Field Margins

Grass Seed Mixtures to enhance the environment. These mixtures can be suitably adapted for Entry Level Stewardship ELS and Higher Level Stewardship HLS. 

ELS and HLS specifications can be quoted on request. 

ELS mixture selection chart

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KMG ELS1 Buffer Strip & Beetle Bank enlarge image
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KMG ELS1 Buffer Strip & Beetle Bank

  • Managed as low intensity grassland and can be used to create new habitats. Cocksfoot is included as a clump forming specie creating areas for birds and other mammals to nestle down for cover and nesting purposes
  • Suitable for (ELS): EE1 EE2 EE3 EE7 EE8 EE9 EF1 EF7 EJ9
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7
  • Contains: 25% Timothy, 10% Hard fescue, 5% Cocksfoot, 20% Tall fescue, 40% Creeping red fescue
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
KMG ELS2 Buffer Strip & Field Corner enlarge image
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KMG ELS2 Buffer Strip & Field Corner

  • Managed as low intensity grassland, offers particular benefit to wildlife. Contains fine-leaved grasses allowing wild flowers to establish creating a habitat for insects and other small mammals.
  • Suitable for (ELS): EE1 EE2 EE3 EE7 EE8 EE9 EF1 EJ9
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8
  • Contains: 30% Timothy, 5% Hard fescue, 20% Tall fescue, 35% Creeping red fescue, 10% Chewing's fescue
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg/ha 
KMG ELS3 Buffer Strip - 10m enlarge image
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KMG ELS3 Buffer Strip - 10m

  • Managed as low intensity grassland, similar to ELS2, but includes several wild flowers as advised by Natural England. Would be cut August/Sept to allow wild flowers to disperse seed back into the sward. May require cutting March/April also.
  • Suitable for (ELS): EE4 EE5 EE6 EE7
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB8 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2 
  • Contains: 40% Strong creeping red fescue, 20% Hard fescue, 10% Smooth stalked meadow grass, 25% Chewing's fescue, 1% Birdsfoot trefoil, 0.25% Selfheal, 0.5% Ox-Eye daisy, 1% Yarrow, 0.5% Common knapweed, 0.25% Wild carrot, 1.5% Wild red clover
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
KMG ELS4 Undersown Spring Cereals enlarge image
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KMG ELS4 Undersown Spring Cereals

  • The addition of a grass/legume mixture undersown in the cereal crop will reduce the need for agrochemical inputs; increase the diversity of habitat provided in the field and benefit farm wildlife.
  • Suitable for (ELS): G1 EJ2
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 
  • Contains: 50% Perennial ryegrass - intermediate, 40% Perennial ryegrass - late, 10% White clover
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg/ha
KMG ELS5/A Wild Bird Seed Mixture enlarge image
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KMG ELS5/A Wild Bird Seed Mixture

  • For Autumn Sowing
  • This option will provide important food resources for farmland birds, it is "rotational option"and can be moved around the farm. This is a biennial mixture
  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF2, EJ13
  • Contains: 35% Winter Triticale, 40% Winter Barley, 15% Winter Vetch, 10% Forage Rape
  • Pack size: 20 kg. Sow minimum 50kg/ha
KMG ELS6 Nectar Flower Mixture-premium enlarge image
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KMG ELS6 Nectar Flower Mixture-premium

  • Sowing an area of flowering plants into the farmed landscape will boost the availability of essential food sources for a range of nectar-feeding insects, including butterflies and bumblebees.
    This premium mixture has the addition of Musk Mallow and Common Knapweed wild flower species. 
  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF4

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB1

  • Contains: 30% Sainfoin, 12% Red Clover, 35% Vetch, 10% Alsike, 5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 1% Musk Mallow, 1% Common Knapweed

  • Sowing rate: 20-40kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg 

 


KMG ELS7 Nectar Flower Mixture enlarge image
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KMG ELS7 Nectar Flower Mixture

  • Sowing an area of flowering plants into the farmed landscape will boost the availability of essential food sources for a range of nectar-feeding insects, including butterflies and bumblebees.
  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF4
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB1
  • Contains: 40% Vetch, 30% Sainfoin, 15% Red Clover, 10% Alsike, 5% Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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Finch and Corn Bunting (1 year)

Provides important food resources for farmland birds, especially in winter and early spring. The aim is to maximise the production of small seeds suitable as bird food in either annual or annual/biennial mixtures. This option is a rotational option and can be moved around the farm.

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF2  
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB9
  • Spring sown - one year mixture
  •  Contains: 50% Spring Triticale, 30% Spring Barley, 5% Red Millet, 5% White Millet, 5% White Mustard, 5% Quinoa
  • Pack size: 20kg. Sow minimum 50kg per hectare 

 

 

Grey Partridge Mixture (1 to 2 year) enlarge image
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Grey Partridge Mixture (1 to 2 year)

Provides important food resources for farmland birds, especially in winter and early spring. The aim is to maximise the production of small seeds suitable as bird food in either annual or annual/biennial mixtures. This option is a rotational option and can be moved around the farm.

  

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF2
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CCS): AB9 
  • Spring sown - one or two year mixture
  • Contains: 50% Spring Triticale, 30% Spring Barley, 5% White Millet, 5% Kale, 5% Linseed, 5% Fodder Radish
  • Pack size: 20kg. Sow minimum 50kg per hectare

 

 

Tree Sparrow Mixture (1 to 2 year) enlarge image
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Tree Sparrow Mixture (1 to 2 year)

Provides important food resources for farmland birds such as Tree Sparrows through the winter and early spring. The aim is to maximise the production of small seeds suitable as bird food in either annual or annual/biennial mixtures. This option is a rotational option and can be moved around the farm.

  

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF2
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB9
  • Spring sown - one or two year mixture
  • Contains: 50% Triticale, 30% Spring Barley, 5% Quinoa, 5% Kale, 10% White Millet
  • Pack size: 20kg. Sow minimum 50kg per hectare 
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KMG Pollen & Nectar

  • Includes 20% of pollen and nectar rich species to attract wild birds, insects, butterflies and bees - red clover, alsike, birdsfoot trefoil, sainfoin, common vetch, black medic
  • 80% grass species that are slow growing with attractive seed heads - meadow fescue, creeping red fescue, cocksfoot, timothy, tall fescue, smooth stalked meadow grass
  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship  (ELS): EE1 EE2 EE3 EE7 EE8 EE9 EC24
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2 
  • Contains: 2% red clover, 2% alsike, 1% birdsfoot trefoil, 13% sainfoin, 10% vetch, 2% crimson clover, 15% hard fescue, 20% strong red fescue, 20% timothy, 10% tall fescue, 5% smooth stalked meadow grass
  • Sowing rate: 20-40kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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KMG Wildflower Meadow & Field Margin

KMG Wildflower Meadow & Field Margin is a lower priced mixture designed for introducing wildflowers, legumes and grasses into larger areas.

  • Grasses, legumes and wildflowers form the basis of this long term environment enhancing mixture.
  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EC24 EE1 EE2 EE3 EE9 EF1
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB8 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 90% grass (8 species), 5% wildflowers, 5% legumes: Common Knapweed, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Self Heal, Ladys Bedstraw, Red and White Clover, Ox-eye Daisy, Wild Carrot
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg 
Autumn Sown Bumble Bird Mixture enlarge image
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Autumn Sown Bumble Bird Mixture

BumbleBird contains species that will provide food for many species of farmland birds. Also provides sources of pollen for insects such a butterflies.

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF1, HE10 
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS8, GS14, AB16
  • Contains25% Winter triticale, 20% Winter barley, 8% Fodder radish,  15% Crimson clover, 4Birds foot trefoil, 3Kale, 5% Gold of pleasure, 3.5Phacelia, 15% Common vetch,  0.5Common knapweed,  0.5% Wild carrot, 0.5% Ox-eye daisy 
  • Sowing rate: 30kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

 

Enhanced Maize Management Mixture enlarge image
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Enhanced Maize Management Mixture

Quick establishing mixture that is designed to reduce the risk of soil erosion into water courses, prevent the leaching of key nutrients and reduce surface runoff.

 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): SW5
  • Contains: 45% vetch, 40% barley, 5% phacelia, 10% mustard  
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

 

KMG Species Rich Wild Grass Mixture enlarge image
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KMG Species Rich Wild Grass Mixture

  • Contains sheep's fescue, timothy, crested dogstail, meadow fescue, rough-stalked meadow grass, smooth-stalked meadow grass, creeping red fescue, bentgrass, cocksfoot, yorkshire fog, sweet vernal grass and wavy hair grass
  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EC24 EE1 EE2 EE3 EE9 EF7 EJ9
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2 
  • Contains: 5% Sheep's Fescue, 10% Hard Fescue, 20% Meadow Fescue, 20% Smooth-Stalked Meadow Grass, 25% Creeping Red Fescue, 20% Highland Bent
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg 
Legume & Herb Rich Mixture enlarge image
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Legume & Herb Rich Mixture

Provides food and habitat for invertebrates including crop pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Improves soil structure and provides high-quality forage for livestock.

 

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EE1 EE2 EE3 EE9 EK21 EC24
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS1 GS4 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2  
  • Contains:  30% Late Perennial Ryegrass, 10% Meadow Fescue, 20% Timothy, 20% Creeping Red Fescue, 15% Sainfoin, 1.5% Lucerne (inoculated), 1% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 1% Sheeps Burnet, 0.5% Ribwort Plantain, 0.5% Black Knapweed (N), 0.25% Yarrow, 0.25% Sheeps Sorrel (N)
  • Sowing rate: 16kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

 

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Two Year Sown Legume Fallow AB15

This mixture will provide essential food sources for a range of nectar-feeding insects including butterflies and bumblebees. Farmland birds will benefit from the high levels of long term cover provided.  

  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EC24 EE1 EE2 EE3 EE7 EE8 EE9 
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2 
  • Contains: 66% Perennial Rye Grass, 6% Red Clover, 20% Common Vetch, 7.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 0.5% Common or Black Knapweed
  • Sowing rate: 30kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg  

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