Green Manure Calendar

An annual timetable for growing green manure crops:

February
March
April
May
June
July
August
Sept
Short term ryegrass
Tama, Tetila, Concord
Early start
for maximum
benefits
.
.
.
Spray
off
Turn
In
.
Cereals
Oats - quick growing
Ryecorn - bulk
..
A good option
if short of time
.
Spray
off
Turn
in before
seed set
.
Legumes
Lupins, tickbeans
    • fix nitrogen
Sow early
....
Late turn in
for maximum
benefits
Brassicas
Canola, rape, mustard
    • biofumigation
Sow early
..
Turn in 6 weeks
before next crop
.


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