Oats, white mustard and phacelia is a very effective catch crop. White mustard and phacelia are very fast growing and good at suppressing weeds, they are also easy to break down and incorporate into the soil because they are less frost hardy. White mustard is high in glucosinolates which when the plant is destroyed and incorporated into the soil release isothiocyanates that act as a biofumigant in aiding the control of soil borne pathogens. The oats provide good ground cover further helping with weed suppression and produces a large quantity of organic matter.
- 90% Oats
- 5% Mustard
- 5% Phacelia
Average Sowing Rate: 74-124kg/ ac (30-50kg/ ha)