viterra® Cover crop blend



… WCS (whole crop silage) usage before winter


  • For increase in biomass after WCS or an early cereal harvest with the cut used before winter
  • Increased crop reliability through a balanced composition of different cereal components
  • Maintenance of the soil tilth throughout summer
  • viterra® GRANOPUR is as a pure cereal blend also very good for potato crop rotations

Blend details:

Weight %: 20 % Saia oat / Bristle oat PRATEX
20 % Spring oat
40 % Spring triticale
20 % Spring rye OVID
Free of crucifers: yes
Free of legumes: yes
Winter hardy: no

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 6
Protection against erosion: 5
Humus formation: 5
Cold- and frost resistance: 2

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 135 - 150 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period Early March to late May or early July to early August - depending on location!
Fertilization An early fertilization to promote the initial development is recommended.
Crop protection Usually there is no crop protection required
Sowing method Drill sowing ensure high crop emergences
Harvest Standing crop at yellow ripeness
Harvest date June/July for early sowing, October/November for sowing in summer

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