FUTTER

viterra® Cover crop blend

FUTTER

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... grass-clover blend for harvest after winter

Benefits:

  • Stable yields for fodder and biogas
  • Suitable for second-crop forage production in combination with maize or sorghum
  • Nutrient uptake before hibernation and in early spring prevents leaching
  • Organic material consisting of roots and stubble improves humus balance and creates a high pioneer crop value
  • viterra® FUTTER is not recommended for arid locations and soil with low water retention capability

Blend details:

Seeds %: 58 % Italian ryegrass
42 % Crimson clover BOLSENA
Free of crucifers: yes
Free of legumes: no
Winter hardy: yes

Crop rotation suitability:

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

Usage:

  • Suitable for ecological focuse areas
  • Green manure
  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Nitrogen fixation

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 5
Protection against erosion: 9
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
Humus formation: 7
Cold- and frost resistance: 9
Drought tolerance: 6

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 40 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period Mid- to late September as winter cover crop or late July to early August as summer cover crop - depending on location!
Fertilization An early fertilization to promote the initial development.
Crop protection Usually there is no crop protection required
Sowing method Drill sowing ensure high crop emergences
Harvest As green forage and silage use with loader wagon or with chopper after prewilting phase
Harvest date April until early May (if sowed very early cutting before winter)

05.10.2018 08:18:25 // 6.00

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Optimized pdf for print:
FUTTER.pdf


viterra Bestellbogen 2018-2


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Cover Cropping: A guide to varieties, blends and their benefits
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