Nematode resistant Oil radish



Top level of nematode control


  • Best results in resistance tests against Beet Cyst Nematodes - more than 90 % reduction in official tests
  • COLONEL is highly effective and reduces the nematode population under the damage threshold - even a minor presence of nematodes can be reduced effectively
  • Dense foliage for effective weed suppression due to a strong and healthy youth development
  • The characteristic change from the vegetative to the generative development increases the frost susceptability and leads to an even mulch layer
  • Perfectly suitable for sugar-beet/potato crop rotations due to ist inhibiting effect on the Tobacco Rattle Virus (cause of  Corky Ring Spot)
  • COLONEL transforms available nutrients into a rich mass of organic matter which is favorable for a stabilized humus balance
  • Excellent suitability for agricultural blends

Included in blends: SortenGreening® COLONEL mit Lein

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: 5
Resistance to lodging: 6
Resistance against Heterodera schachtii Resistance level 1

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Reduction of Beet Cyst Nematodes
  • Reduction of Tobacco Rattle Virus
  • Green manure
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Mulch sowing
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • As component suitable for greening blends
  • Biofumigation

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 9
Protection against erosion: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 8
Humus formation: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 5
Drought tolerance: 7
Type of root Tap root
Rooting depth 180 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 25 - 30 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 3 cm
Sowing period Mid July until early September - depending on location! Early sowing increases successfully the reduction
Fertilization 40 - 60 kg N/ha
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required.
Sowing method In order to gain a fast and even development of the oil radish plants, drilling after careful soil preparation is recommended.

14.09.2018 08:52:31 // 25.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH


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