Winter rye


Population rye - for a profitable grain yield


  • Germany's most profitable Population rye in National Variety Trials in the years 2016 and 2017
  • Ideal for extensive cultivation methods and low yield areas
  • Characterized by high leaf health, stability and good quality values
  • high brown rust and mildew tolerance
  • Very good grain formation with comparatively high crude protein content
  • Cost-effective sowing - cheap plant protection

Included in blends: viterra® WICKROGGEN ÖKO, viterra® WICKROGGEN TURBO

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Grain yield level 1 (extensive): 4
Grain yield level 2 (treated): 3
Thousand grain weight: 6
Grains per ear: 3
Crop density: 5
Crude protein content: 6
Ear emergence: 5
Threshing ripeness: 5
Resistance to lodging: 5
Plant height: 6


  • Grain use
  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Protection against erosion
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation

Agronomic features:

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

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate Early sowing 160 - 200 grains/m²; Normal sowing, e.g. 190 - 250 grains/m²; Late sowing, e.g. 240 - 300 grains/m² - depending on location!
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period Dry locations: early (mid/end September) to very late (late October); Better locations: slightly earlier (mid September) to very late (late October)
Fertilization 130 - 160 kg N/ha (incl. available mineralized nitrogen)
Crop protection Fungicide treatment in EC 39-49, with high infection pressure with Rhynchosporium treatment split EC 32 and 49; Growth regulator depending on the location of individual treatment in EC 37-39 or double treatment in EC 31-32 and EC 39-49
Sowing method Drilling is recommended

12.10.2018 14:21:35 // 26.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH


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