Fine-leaved with quick initial development


  • Very fast initial development and dense growth for effective weed suppression
  • Low requirements regarding soil type and water supply
  • Valuable bee pasture
  • AMERIGO is neutral towards nematodes, suitable for sugar beet crop rotations
  • Well developed crops freeze off at low frost, Phacelia is only frost resistant during the early stage
  • Effective nitrogen conservation with active protection against wind and water erosion during winter

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: 5

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
  • As component suitable for greening blends

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 7
Protection against erosion: 7
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 6
Humus formation: 5
Cold- and frost resistance: 1
Drought tolerance: 8
Budding ability: 4
Type of root Tuft root
Rooting depth 80 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 10 - 12 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 cm
Sowing period April to September - depending on location!
Fertilization 40 - 60 kg N/ha
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Dill seeds in a dry, finely crumbled seedbed

14.09.2018 08:23:05 // 11.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH


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