Straights

Sorghum

Still a popular cover crop in the south of the UK, sorghum provides a warm and windproof cover crop. Often grown alongside maize as a wind break, sorghum has also come into its own as part of many wild bird seed mixes as it stands so well and helps hold up some of the weaker seed bearing species. It must not be sown until the soil temperature reaches 14°C.

Oakbank Milo
  • Blend of US and French grain sorghum
  • Fantastic standing power
  • French sorghum will set seed
  • Leaf structure similar to maize
    • Seed treatment – Thiram
    • Bag size – 10kg
Mid-height Sorghum
  • Grain sorghum
  • Slightly taller than Milo
  • Good standing power
    • Seed treatment – recleaned only
    • Bag size – 10kg

Millet

A very popular food crop in the warmer parts of the UK, millet forms the basis of many wild bird seed mixes as well as being a useful early food source for game birds. Red and white millet are primarily ‘food’ producing species whilst Japanese reed millet is an excellent winter cover crop in its own right.

Red & White Millet
  • Red millet matures slightly earlier than white millet
  • Both produce large quantities of palatable seed
  • Mix well with Oakbank Milo and tolerant of same herbicides
  • Sold as individual species or as a mix in Oakbank Millet Mix
    • Seed treatment – recleaned only
    • Bag size – 10kg
Japanese Reed Millet
  • Excellent ‘structural’ component in mixes
  • Very good standing power through the winter
  • Will grow in harsher climates than sorghum
    • Seed treatment – recleaned only
    • Bag size – 10kg
Reed Millet Mix
  • The perfect blend of reed, red and white millet
  • Delivers cover and food through the winter
    • Seed treatment – recleaned only
    • Bag size – 10kg
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