Blue lupine


Soil improver with depth effect


  • Rapid initial development and high dry matter yields
  • Ideal green manure plant, which can fix nitrogen in its root nodules 
  • Can grow independently of the nitrogen content of the soil and also provides mixing partner with the nutrient for growth
  • ILDIGO thrives on loamy sand  to sandy loam soils at medium pH (less calcium sensitive)
  • An early sowing promotes the deep rooting, which can also break up soil compaction

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Initial mass formation: 6
Tendency to flower: 3

Crop rotation suitability:

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


Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 6
Protection against erosion: 6
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 1
Humus formation: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 1
Drought tolerance: 3
Rooting depth 180 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 180 kg/ha
Sowing depth 4-6 cm
Sowing period June - the End of July

13.02.2019 14:17:49 // 5.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH


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