For cover crop


  • Undemanding with fine and deep pile roots
  • Low demand for moisture to germinate makes ZOLTAN to a safe cover crop
  • Crop rotation neutral cover crop with fast and healthy development
  • Good partner in cover crop blends
  • Safe freezing off - good for cultivation systems with reduced soil processing
  • Striking flower - popular partner in flourish-blends

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Green manure
  • Grain use
  • Protection against erosion
  • Humus formation
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Pollinator attractiveness
  • Mulch sowing
  • As component suitable for greening blends

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 4
Protection against erosion: 4
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 5
Humus formation: 4
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
Drought tolerance: 6
Rooting depth 120 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 30 - 35 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 – 3 cm
Sowing period Main crop cultivation: from end of March to middle of April; Cover crop cultivation mid-July and late August
Fertilization 40 - 80 kg/ha N
Crop protection Herbicide in the pre-emergence for weed control; no plant protection necessary in cover crop
Sowing method Drills seed, high demands on the seedbed; no condensation and clogging, if necessary, leveling

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