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Newtone Game Cover & Environmental Mixes


Stewardship and Game Cover Range

It is likely that the impending introduction to ELMS that there will be a crossover from countryside stewardship. As such early introduction to the scheme seems sensible. Within this range, you will see our range of mixtures for all of the most popular options and which schemes they are eligible for. In addition to these, you will find our range of Game Cover options. As is the  Newtone way, if you can’t find exactly what you are looking for please speak to us so that we can either tweak an existing mixture or create something completely bespoke.

Countryside Stewardship

Newtone Nectar

10% Alsike Clover

10% Birdsfoot Trefoil

5% Black Medick

40% Vetch

10% Red Clover

10% Late Flowering Red Clover

5% Lucerne

5% Sweet Clover

1.5% Knapweed

1% Musk mallow

1% Oxeye Daisy

1% Wild Carrot

0.5% Yarrow Sow

6.25Kg per acre / 15 per ha


Beetle 1

20% Timothy

5% Hard Fescue

10% Cocksfoot

25% Tall Fescue

40% Strong CRF Sow

8Kg per acre


Beetle 2

45% Cocksfoot

30% Strong CRF

25% Timothy Sow

8Kg per acre


Newtone Floral Margin

25% Slender Creeping Red Fescue

15% Hard Fescue

12% Chewings Fescue

10% Smooth Stalk Meadow Grass

10% Crested Dogstail

5% Sheeps Fescue

3% Browntop Bent

3% Winter Vetch

3% Sainfoin

2.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil

2.5% Black Medick

2% Red Clover

1.25% Oxeye Daisy

1% Ribwort Plantain

1% Wild Carrot

1% Yarrow

0.5% Wild Marjoram

0.5% Black Knapweed

0.5% Musk Mallow

0.5% Red Campion

0.5% Self Heal

0.25% Ladys Bedstraw

0.25% Meadow Buttercup

0.25% Yellow Rattle

Sow at 16-20Kg/ha


AB9 – Grey Partridge (Two Year)

50% Spring Triticale

30% Spring Barley

3% White Millet

8% Kale

3% Linseed

6% Fodder Radish Sow

Sow at 20Kg per acre


AB9 – Tree Sparrow (Two year)

50% Spring Triticale

30% Spring Barley

5% Quinoa

10% Kale

5% White Millet

Sow at 20Kg per acre


AB9 – Finch and Corn Bunting (one year)

50% Spring Triticale

30% Spring Barley

3% Red Millet

8% White Millet

3% White Mustard

6% Quinoa Sow

Sow at 20Kg per acre


AB9 All Bird (1-2 Year)

40% Spring Triticale

35% Spring Barley

15% Intermediate Sorghum

5% Kale

5% White Millet

3% Red Millet

4% Fodder Radish

3% Quinoa

Sow at 20Kg per acre


AB13 Brassica Fodder crop

AB13: Brassica fodder crop – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Various brassica options available. We supply a range of different Fodder Rapes, Stubble Turnips and Kales. Get in touch for further details.


AB15 Two Year legume Fallow

AB15: Two year sown legume fallow – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

10% Alsike Clover

5% Birdsfoot Trefoil

5% Black Medick

50% Vetch

15% Lucerne

15% Red clover Sow

Sow at 15-20Kg ha


AB16 Bumble bird

AB16: Autumn sown bumblebird mix – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

33% Winter Triticale

33% Winter Wheat

2% Fodder Radish

3.3% Gold of Pleasure

3.7% Kale

8% Winter Linseed

1% Alsike Clover

1% Birdsfoot Trefoil

7% Vetch

5% Crimson Clover

1% Lucerne

1% Phacelia

1% Red Clover

Sow at 60Kg per acre


GS3 – Option 1 – with Hybrid Ryegrass

25% Hybrid Ryegrass Tet

25% Hybrid Ryegrass Tet

25% Intermediate Diploid Perennial Ryegrass

25% Late Diploid Perennial Ryegrass

Sow at 15Kg per acre


GS3 – Option 2 – With Clover

50% Intermediate Diploid Perennial Ryegrass

40% Late Diploid Perennial Ryegrass

10% White Clover Sow

Sow at 14Kg per acre



25% Late Perennial Ryegrass (Diploid)

20% Meadow Fescue

15% Timothy

10% SSMG

10% Creeping Red Fescue

10% Red Clover

5.6% Sainfoin

1.43% Lucerne

1% Birdsfoot Trefoil

1% Sheeps Burnet

0.5% Ribwort Plantain

0.25% Yarrow

0.2% Oxeye Daisy

0.02% Sheep Sorrel

Sow at 32-37Kg per ha


SW1 Buffer strips

SW1: 4m to 6m buffer strip on cultivated land – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

20% Timothy

5% Hard Fescue

30% Tall Fescue

35% Strong Creeping Red Fescue

10% Chewings Fescue

Sow at 8Kg per acre


SW2 Buffer strips

SW2: 4m to 6m buffer strip on intensive grassland – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

20% Timothy

5% Hard Fescue

30% Tall Fescue

35% Strong Creeping Red Fescue

10% Chewings Fescue

Sow at 8Kg per acre


SW3 In field grass strips

SW3: In-field grass strips – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

20% Timothy

5% Hard Fescue

30% Tall Fescue

35% Strong Creeping Red Fescue

10% Chewings Fescue

Sow at 8Kg per acre


SW5 &SW6

SW5: Enhanced management of maize crops – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

SW6: Winter cover crops – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

For full information on species and mixtures suited for this please refer to our soil health plant range.


SW7 Arable reversion to grassland

SW7: Arable reversion to grassland with low fertiliser input – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

50% Strong CRF

10% Crested Dogstail

25% SSMG

5% Timothy

5% Cocksfoot

2% Birdsfoot Trefoil

1% Oxeye Daisy

1.5% Common Knapweed

0.5% Common Sorrel

Sow at 8Kg per acre


Species Rich Wild Flowers (SRWF Native)

15% Black Knapweed

12% Selfheal 10%

Ribwort Plantain

9% Meadow Buttercup

8% Oxeye Daisy

8% Common Sorrel

8% Yellow Rattle

8% Ladys Bedstraw

6% Black Medick

5% Field Scabious

4% Meadow Vetchling

3% Yarrow

2% Ragged Robin

2% Red Clover

Various sowing rates


Field Margins

NFM 1 RC – Red Clover & Cocksfoot

25% Creeping Red Fescue

20% Hard Fescue

20% Tall Fescue

15% Timothy

15% Cocksfoot

5% Red Clover

Sow at 20Kg per ha


NFM 2 – No Cocksfoot

25% Creeping Red Fescue

20% Hard Fescue

20% Chewings Fescue

20% Tall Fescue

15% Timothy

Sow 20Kg per ha


NFM 2 – Red Clover no Cocksfoot

25% Creeping Red Fescue

20% Hard Fescue

20% Chewings Fescue

15% Timothy

15% Tall Fescue

5% Red Clover

Sow 20kg per ha


NFM 3 – with Cocksfoot & Clover

25% Creeping Red Fescue

20% Tall Fescue

15% Timothy

15% Cocksfoot

15% Hard Fescue

5% Birdsfoot Trefoil

5% Small White Clover 

Sow 20Kg per ha


NFM 4 – with Wildflowers & Fine Grasses

25% Chewings Fescue

20% Hard Fescue

15% Slender Red Fescue

15% Creeping Red Fescue

5% Sainfoin


4% Crested Dogstail

3.5% Winter Vetch

2.25% Red Clover

2% Browntop Bent

1% Birdsfoot Trefoil

1% Black Medick

0.5% Alsike Clover

0.4% Yarrow

0.4% Oxeye Daisy

0.4% Wild Carrot

0.3% Red Campion

0.25% Ribwort Plantain

Sow at 16-20Kg per ha

Game Cover

Our Game cover offerings cover a wide range and we aim to work with you to get the most out of them. A game cover crop needs to be managed as well as a cash crop to reach its full potential. Getting it right from the start is key and that means having the right seed. We offer a full advice package from establishment and agronomy advice throughout the season.

We offer mixtures made up from any of the straights we offer and are always on hand to help guide you on what to plant.

Game Maize

Maize remains a very popular option for cover and feed. We carry a selection of different maize varieties for different situations. Our most popular option is our maize blend as it offers better cover throughout the season.

To prevent running into pest, weed and disease problems with maize it is good practice to rotate maize with other crops. Or grow in strips and alternate the strips.


Dwarf Sorghums

As it’s name suggests it is short and sturdy, it produces warm cover for birds winter long and has a large seed head. It is usually planted in a mixture, either with maize or other species. It works well with maize as it offers a “bottom” to the cover.

Giant Sorghum

As the name suggests it can grow approximately 2 metres tall and is an ideal windbreak. Furthermore, due to its deep rooting it will cope with drought more easily


White Millets

A useful species particularly within mixtures due to providing warmth and terrific feed value particularly to partridges and other farmland birds. It is a relatively late maturing species so is worth adding other millet species into the mix.

Red Millet

Like white millet it offers warmth and feed value to a mixture, as it is earlier to mature than white millet it helps extend the feeding season.

Japanese Reed Millet

A more Hardy millet than either red or white and is less frost susceptible. It is an excellent feed and cover species and works well in a range of mixtures.


Works well in a range of mixtures, providing excellent feed value for game birds and songbirds alike. It also provides a great display of colour in early autumn.


We offer either a dwarf or standard sunflower. They not only provide a great cover and feed for birds but are great for beneficial insects too. The standard type make an excellent companion to maize.



We offer a range of different Kales as it remains one of the most popular species for game cover as a stand alone species or as part of a mixture. Particularly with things like quinoa or chicory.

Oil Radish

A great winter hardy (variety dependant) species that is fast growing and can be used as part of a recovery mix. It also provides good feed value at the back end of the shooting season and into early spring.

White Mustard

A cost effective and fast growing cover crop. Can be grown as part of a mix or as a stand-alone species. It provides good early cover. The down side of white mustard is that it is not winter hardy.

Brown Mustard

Like white mustard it is another fast growing species. Unlike white mustard however it is winter hardy. So works well in a blend with white mustard and Oil radish for recovery or late sown mixes.

Ethiopian Mustard (brassica carinata)

Another fast growing and winter hardy species. Due to its growth habit it produces a great canopy for flushing birds.

Gold of Pleasure - Camelina

Fast growing, species suited to more nutrient deficient soils and will cope better on soils with a low pH. It is particularly attractive to partridge.

Perennial Chicory

This creates a tall and dense cover in its second year. It is a stress tolerant species and works well as part of a mixture especially with something like Kale or yellow blossom clover and Quinoa to make a longer term mixture.


Another perennial that provides excellent cover as part of a longer term mixture.

Yellow Blossom Clover

Highly attractive to insects and birds alike this is a great species to have as part of a longer term mixture. It will also thrive on more stress prone sites.