Brown mustard


Undemanding, with suitability for biofumigation


  • Low requirements on soil and climate make TERRAFIT a undemanding cover crop
  • Fast initial development for good erosion protection and weed suppression
  • Stabilizes the humus content by providing valuable organic matter
  • Freely available nutrients are bound and protected against shifting into rootless layers
  • Due to the particularly high amounts of glucosinolates in the leaves and grains, TERRAFIT is very well suited for combating soil-borne diseases by biofumigation technology

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Initial mass formation: 5
Tendency to flower: 6
Resistance to lodging: 6

Crop rotation suitability:

+ suitable / ++ strongly recommended
Maize ++
Cereals ++
Oilseed rape
Sugar beets
Intensive crops ++
Legumes ++


  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Pollinator attractiveness
  • Green manure
  • Biofumigation
  • As component suitable for greening blends

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 7
Protection against erosion: 6
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
Humus formation: 6
Cold- and frost resistance: 1
Drought tolerance: 8
Type of root Tuft root with strong main root
Rooting depth 120 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 10 – 15 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 – 3 cm
Sowing period August until September for cover crop use
Fertilization 40 - 60 kg N/ha
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Low requirements, from spreader to drill seed

20.09.2018 09:52:44 // 11.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH


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