Saia oat / Bristle oat


Control of Pratylenchus penetrans 


  • Pratex is ideal for potato crop rotations
  • Control of Lesion Nematodes (Pratylenchus penetrans)
  • No increase in Trichodorus nematodes (possible carrier of Tobacco Rattle Virus)
  • Suitable for all types of soil, even for sandy and acid soils
  • High production of organic matter: usage for silage, cattle feeding and biogas 
  • Fast initial development and a high stocking ensure an excellent weed suppression
  • Deep, branched roots for effective nutrient conservation
  • Good suitability for oilseed rape crop rotations

Included in blends: viterra® BODENGARE ÖKO, viterra® DEPOT ÖKO, viterra® GRANOLEG, viterra® GRANOPUR, viterra® INTENSIV, viterra® INTENSIV ÖKO, viterra® MAIS, viterra® MULCH, viterra® POTATO, SortenGreening® PRATEX mit Lein, PRATEX mit Phacelia, viterra® UNIVERSAL, viterra®

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Initial mass formation: 5
Plant height: 5
Resistance to lodging: 5
Dry matter yield: 5
Crude protein content: 5

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Green manure
  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • 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: 6
Humus formation: 5
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
Drought tolerance: 7
Type of root Tuft root
Rooting depth 80 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate Nematode reduction: 80 - 100 kg/ha, Erosion protection: 25 - 50 kg/ha, Biomass production: 50 - 125 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period July until September - depending on location!
Fertilization 30 - 60 kg N/ha for cover crop, 60 - 120 kg N/ha for main biomass production
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Drill seed is recommended

20.09.2018 09:41:56 // 24.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH


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