Broadleaves

Broadleaf plants are often used as additives to pasture and cover crop mixtures - for increased diversity, suppressing weeds, improvement of soil health, and attracting beneficial insects.

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Fagopyrum esculentum

Short-season annual crop. Establishes quickly. Used for scavenging nutrients, and attracting pollinators.

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Cichorium intybus

Perennial forb, mainly used as a pasture additive. Palatable, digestible & high in protein. 

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FLAX

Linum usitatissimum

Annual, warm season broadleaf plant. Added to cover crop mixtures - to attract beneficial insects. 

MARIGOLD

Tagetes spp

Known for suppressing plant-parasitic nematodes, & in attracting a range of pollinators & insect predators.

Tropaeolum majus

Easy-to-grow annual -used as a component in "trap crops", especially to attract aphids.

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SUNFLOWER

Helianthus annuus

A warm-season annual. Used in cover crop mixtures to increase diversity, & to attract beneficial insects. 

Plantago lanceolata

Low-growing forb. Palatable & nutritious, has a high mineral content, & regrows rapidly after grazing.

CORIANDER

Coriandrum sativum

Erect annual herb - used in insectary strips for attracting a wide range of beneficial insects.

Zinnia elegans

Brightly-coloured annual - that reseeds itself. Used for attracting pollinators.