Leafy turnip will also help reduce nitrogen leaching.
Information for ACRES participants
- For ACRES, a mixture of at least two crops from the prescribed list must be sown by 15 September.
- Catch crops must remain in place until after 1 January.
Talk to a catch crop expert
Ask an expert if you would like any advice about using catch crops in the ACRES scheme.
Sowing rate: 4-6 kg/ha
Sowing time: Sow from mid-July up until 15 September if sowing for ACRES
Frost tolerance: Good
Biomass: Yields of 3-5 t DM, suitable as a forage crop
Pests & diseases: Generally not a problem, but clubroot could become an issue if brassicas are used as a cover crop over a period of years