Oil radish


Reduction of Corky Ringspot in potatoes


  • BENTO interrupts the transmission of the Tobacco Rattle Virus carried by Trichodorus nematodes
  • Strong initial development for effective weed suppression by deprivation of light, water and nutrients
  • High input of organic matter as an additional contribution to the humus formation
  • Ideal protection against wind- and water erosion and improvement of the soil structure by intensive root penetration of the soil 
  • Particularly suitable as a cover crop before potatoes

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: 4
Resistance to lodging: 7

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • 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 18 – 25 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 3 cm
Sowing period Middle of July until middle of August - 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.

21.09.2017 10:23:58 // 13.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH


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