AKIRO

Oil radish

AKIRO

Low requirerments to location and sowing periode

Benefits:

  • Quick initial development for a strong populations, even during short growing seasons and by late sowing dates
  • AKIRO is highly competitive against weeds
  • Valuable organic mass binds nutrients, promotes the humus formation and protects against erosion
  • Stores nutrients during winter and this protects the groundwater
  • Intensive rooting improves the water- and air balance of the soil and activates the soil life

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Initial mass formation: 7
Tendency to flower: 6
Resistance to lodging: 6

Crop rotation suitability:

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

Usage:

  • 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 18 - 25 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 3 cm
Sowing period Early August to early September - depending on location!
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 08:21:55 // 12.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

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