ACRES scheme details
- For ACRES, a mixture of at least two crops from the prescribed list must be sown before 15 September.
- Phacelia crops must remain in situ until after 1 January.
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Sowing rate: 4-5 kg/ha
Sowing time: Sow from mid-July up until 15 September if sowing for ACRES
Grazing: Light grazing permitted after 1 January
Frost tolerance: Poor
Biomass: Lower biomass than many other cover crops, but it works extremely well as part of a mixture and the recommendation would be to sow it with other cover crops
Pests & diseases: Generally not a problem.