Crimson clover


for nitrogen enrichment and feed use


  • binds soil and air nitrogen
  • ideal for feed mixes (for example with oats or ryegrass)
  • tasty and high in protein
  • Its biomass and root system promote biological activity and soil fertility
  • very resistant to nematodes and diseases

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Green manure
  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Pollinator attractiveness
  • As component suitable for greening blends

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 3
Protection against erosion: 5
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 3
Humus formation: 7
Cold- and frost resistance: 7
Drought tolerance: 5
Type of root Tap root
Rooting depth 70 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 15 - 20 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period Anfang April bis Ende September - Standort berücksichtigen!
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Drill seed into a well prepared seedbed

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