Maize Under-Sowing Service

Maize Under-Sowing Service

Maize Under-Sowing Service

Leaving maize stubbles over winter will not be an option in future. Establishing a crop or cover after maize harvest is often not realistic because of autumn soil conditions and problems of late sowing. Under-sowing with grass, legumes and other species is becoming a practical option. Grass can also count as an 'ecological focus area' option.

Inspired by trials in Herefordshire and Danish experience, local contractor Roy Price, Field Options and the Wye & Usk Foundation (WUF) have collaborated to build a drill specifically for under-sowing cover crops in maize.

Special offer for 2018: Field Options are supplying discounted seed plus WUF are offering to contribute £5/ac. Costs depend on the species sown, distance from the drill's base at Presteigne and acreage drilled.

For more information, click on the link below.

Reserve your drilling slot now:

  Who Phone Email
Field Options Ltd

Francis Dunne

Adam Glyn-Jones

01544 262 500
Wye & Usk Foundation Kate Adams 07766 330 959


Technical Data


  • Qualifies for 'Ecological Focus Area'
  • Retains soil nutrients (+/- 40kg/ha N + K)
  • Reduces soil erosion
  • Builds fertility
  • Builds organic matter
  • Enhances soil structure - active root mass
  • Eases preparation of spring seedbeds
  • Provides Winter-Spring grazing (>2t DM/ha)
  • Assists with cross compliance
Maize Under-Sowing Service