Organic Grass Seed

Organic Grass Seed

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In 2012, Cope Seeds put together our own range of Organic grass mixtures which have gone from strength to strength, offering an extensive range of quality options for the livestock farmer whether it be for cutting or grazing and whether it has been for dairy or meat production. We continue to offer this competitively priced mixture range for Spring 2018.

This comprehensive range includes grass seed mixtures to cover most of an organic farmer’s requirements whether it be for a 1-2 year cutting mixture or for long term grazing ley. All varieties used in the mixtures are well known, tried and tested varieties which have been recommended by the NIAB and/or the Scottish Agricultural Colleges and the seeds are cleaned to the UK Higher Voluntary Standard rather than the lower EC standard.

Whilst this range should cover most of the UK organic farmer’s requirements, we are only too happy to either modify one of these mixtures to your own requirements or make up a completely bespoke mixture tailored to your needs.

To discuss your grass requirements and get a competitive quote, please call us on 01529 421081 or email to simon@copeseeds.co.uk.

We are also able to offer a comprehensive range of Root, Forage and Game Cover crops with Organic Seed available of certain species so again please give us a call to discuss your needs.


ORGANIC VETCH EXPRESS (70% ORGANIC)
ORGANIC 1-2 YEAR LEY (70% ORGANIC)
ORGANIC SOIL IMPROVER/FERTILITY BUILDER (70% ORGANIC)
ORGANIC 3-4 YEAR LEY (70% ORGANIC)
ORGANIC 3-4 YEAR LEY – RED CLOVER OPTION (70% ORGANIC)
ORGANIC 5-7 YEAR LEY (70% ORGANIC)
ORGANIC PERMANENT PASTURE (70% ORGANIC)
ORGANIC COCKLE PARK (70% ORGANIC)
ORGANIC OVERSEEDER (70% ORGANIC)

ORGANIC VETCH EXPRESS (70% ORGANIC)

6.0 kg ORGANIC DANERGO, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
3.0 kg SHAKIRA, Diploid Italian Ryegrass
2.0 kg HERMIONE, Broad Red Clover
1.0 kg Crimson Clover
8.0 kg ORGANIC Vetch
20.0 kilos per acre

A 1 year mixture designed to produce large amounts of forage in a relatively short space of time. Although formulated to provide one big cut, there will be some regrowth from this mixture for a second smaller cut or aftermath grazing and with the high legume content (vetch, crimson and red clover) this mixture will also act as an excellent soil improver, releasing large amounts of nitrogen into the soil when ploughed in.

 


ORGANIC 1-2 YEAR LEY (70% ORGANIC)

3.1 kg ORGANIC SHAKIRA, Diploid Italian Ryegrass
0.9 kg MERIBEL, Diploid Italian Ryegrass
6.0 kg ORGANIC TEANNA, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
1.5 kg HARMIONE, Broad Red Clover
1.5 kg MILVUS, Red Clover
13.0 kilos per acre

A grass mixture formulated to provide large cuts of protein rich hay or silage. It can also be grazed if required and is ideal for lamb fattening. When ploughed up, the Red Clover will leave good quantities of residual nitrogen in the soil for the following crop.

 


ORGANIC SOIL IMPROVER/FERTILITY BUILDER (70% ORGANIC)

3.5 kg ORGANIC SOLOMON, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.5 kg ORGANIC POLIM, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
0.5 kg ASTON BONUS, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.0 kg HERMIONE, Broad Red Clover
0.5 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
10.0 kilos per acre

A 1-2 year mixture formulated to add fertility and structure to the soil. Quick to grow, this mixture should also act as a natural weed suppressant. Ideally, this mixture should be topped regularly during the growing period of the ley and when ploughed in will release large amounts of nitrogen into the soil to be utilized by the following crop.

 


ORGANIC 3-4 YEAR WHITE CLOVER LEY (70% ORGANIC)

3.5 kg ORGANIC ASTON CRUSADER, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.5 kg ASTON BONUS, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.5 kg ORGANIC PREMIUM, Diploid Int. Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg ORGANIC TODDINGTON, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
0.5 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.5 kg REISLING, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.5 kg RIVENDEL, Medium Small Leafed White Clover
13.5 kilos per acre

Ideal both for cutting and grazing, this mixture will produce a clover rich sward, full of protein and trace elements. The white clover will fix good quantities of atmospheric nitrogen which it will release into the soil for the grass to utilise. This ley will be more persistent than the shorter term mixtures.

 


ORGANIC 3-4 YEAR LEY – RED CLOVER OPTION (70% ORGANIC)

2.5 kg ORGANIC TEANNA, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
4.0 kg ORGANIC ASTON CRUSADER, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.6 kg  ORGANIC PREMIUM, Diploid Int. Perennial Ryegrass
0.9 kg ASTON LORD, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.5 kg HERMIONE, Broad Red Clover
1.5 kg MILVUS, Broad Red Cloverr
13.0 kilos per acre

A 3-4 year mixture formulated mainly for cutting although it can be aftermath grazed if required. This will provide high yields of protein rich hay or silage. Red Clover is relatively easy to establish and is higher yielding than white clover. Care should be taken when grazing high Red Clover swards as the high oestrogen levels in Red Clover can affect the fertility of ewes if grazed by them.

 


ORGANIC 5-7 YEAR LEY (70% ORGANIC)

2.0 kg ORGANIC SOLOMON, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.5 kg ORGANIC PREMIUM, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg GLENSTAL, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
4.0 kg ORGANIC ROMARK, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.0 kg ORGANIC POLIM, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
0.4 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg REISLING, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.5 kg RIVENDEL, Medium Small Leafed White Clover
13.5 kilos per acre

A flexible 5-7 year ley that can, not only be cut for hay or silage, but equally will provide high quality grazing for cattle or sheep. The good proportion of White Clover will both fix atmospheric nitrogen to supply the companion grass but will also add protein and trace elements to the animal’s diet.

 


ORGANIC PERMANENT PASTURE (70% ORGANIC)

0.5 kg ASTON LORD, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.0 kg ORGANIC SOLOMON, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.0 kg ORGANIC PREMIUM, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.0 kg ORGANIC PASTOUR, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg ORGANIC POLIM, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
1.5 kg PROMESSE, Timothy
1.0 kg SENU PAJBJERG, Meadow Fescue
0.3 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg REISLING, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg RIVENDEL, Medium Small Leafed White Clover
15.0 kilos per acre

A permanent pasture mixture, using a selection of grass varieties with a good spread of heading dates. This should provide excellent, season long grazing. The mixture can also be cut for hay or silage if required. The Timothy is included to add to the palatability of the sward whilst Meadow Fescue is not only winter hardy but is more productive than Perennial Ryegrass in mid summer. A balanced selection of clover varieties are included to add extra protein to the sward whilst also providing a good source of nitrogen.

 


ORGANIC COCKLE PARK (70% ORGANIC)

2.50 kg ORGANIC PREMIUM, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.75 kg ORGANIC SOLOMON, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.00 kg ORGANIC PASTOUR, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.25 kg ORGANIC POLIM, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
0.75 kg PROMESSE, Timothy
1.00 kg SENU PAJBJERG, Meadow Fescue
1.25 kg SPARTA, Cocksfoot
0.35 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.55 kg BUDDY, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.60 kg RIVENDEL, Small Leafed White Clover
15.0 kilos per acre

Formulated for upland use or in areas of lower fertility, the Cockle Park mixture not only contains a good selection of Perennial Ryegrass varieties but also quantities of Timothy, Meadow Fescue and Cocksfoot which have shown to be better suited to less than ideal conditions or soil types and tend to have a lower nutrient requirement. With the high rate of white clover, once established, a ready source of nitrogen is provided for the companion grasses.

 


ORGANIC OVERSEEDER (70% ORGANIC)

2.5 kg ORGANIC TEANNA, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
2.3 kg ORGANIC ASTON CRUSADER, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.9 kg ORGANIC SOLOMON, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.3 kg ASTON BONUS, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.0 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
11.0 kilos per acre 

Ideal for overseeding either damaged pastures or ones that are showing signs of wear, this mixture can be direct drilled into the existing sward or can be broadcast. If broadcast, ideally the sward should have just been cut or grazed. A passing of a chain harrow will open up the sward and then after broadcasting the seed, a roller (preferably a ring roller) should be used which not only presses the seed into the soil but also re-firms up the surface creating a better environment for the seed to germinate into.

 


SPECIAL MIXTURES

We are only too happy to quote for any mixture of your own formulation, please telephone Simon on 01529 421081 or email simon@copeseeds.co.uk for price and availability. Non-organic mixtures are also available from Cope Seeds.

 


SUBSTITUTIONS

Although Cope Seeds stock an extensive range of grass seed varieties, there may from time to time be a situation where the variety listed in this brochure is not available. Cope Seeds reserve the right to substitute any unavailable variety with a suitable alternative.

 


BUFFER STRIP MIXTURE (70% ORGANIC)

25% ORGANIC Meadow Fescue
20% ORGANIC Cocksfoot
25% ORGANIC Timothy
30% Red Fescue
100%

Suggested sowing rate 20 kilos per hectare – packed in 20 kilo packs

 


BUFFER STRIP MIXTURE – NO COCKSFOOT (70% ORGANIC)

35% ORGANIC Meadow Fescue
35% ORGANIC Timothy
15% Red Fescue
15% Hard Fescue
100%

Suggested sowing rate 20 kilos per hectare – Packed in 20 kilo packs
 


ORGANIC NECTAR FLOWER MIXTURE (70% ORGANIC)

32.5% ORGANIC Early English Vetch
27.5% ORGANIC Lucerne (Pre-inoculated)
18.0% Sainfoin
10.0% ORGANIC Red Clover
6.0% Birdsfoot Trefoil
6.0% Alsike Clover
100%

Suggested sowing rate 10-15 kilos per hectare – packed in 10 kilo packs

 


ORGANIC 1 YEAR WILD BIRD COVER (70% ORGANIC)

70.0%

 ORGANIC Spring Wheat/Barley

20.0%

Spring Triticale

5.0%

White Millet

2.0%

Red Millet

2.0%

White Mustard

1.0% Fodder Radish
100%

Suggested sowing rate 40 kilos per hectare – packed in 20 kilo packs

 


ORGANIC 1-2 YEAR WILD BIRD COVER (70% ORGANIC)

70.0%

Organic Spring Wheat/Barley

10.0%

Spring Triticale

7.0%

Kale

4.0%

Fodder Radish

4.0%

White Millet

3.0%

Quinoa

2.0% Red Millet
100%

Suggested sowing rate 40 kilos per hectare – packed in 20 kilo packs

If you have any specific requirements for the Stewardship scheme that you are in, please contact Simon Travers to discuss your needs