Selecting the most appropriate seed mixture for various management
options within the different Environmental Schemes has become much
easier, thanks to a simple guide published by British Seed Houses.
The new guide sets out the management options that have a seeding
requirement and matches a proprietary seed mixture that will meet
Scheme requirements for England, Scotland and Wales.
"Similar principles apply for all the agri-environment schemes
organised by DEFRA, SEERAD and Tir Gofal," comments British
Seed Houses director Michael Shannon. "But what is common
to all of them is the ability to choose from a range of environmental
"The various scheme handbooks do not offer detailed seed
mixture prescriptions for any given management option. In fact,
guidance is deliberately vague - but by following our new matrix,
you will be able to find a sound seed mixture for whatever requirement
you have in mind," he says. Copies of the new guide are available
by contacting 01694 731777.
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