viterra® Cover crop blend



… winter-hardy, EFA-compliant in Germany with possible usage as fodder


  • Suitable as a cover crop for green manure and soil improvement or for fodder production
  • Balanced combination of nitrogen  multipliers and decreasers has a positive effect on plant growth and soil life
  • Italian rye grass uses growth periods in winter
  • Lathyrus latifolius and winter forage pea are valuable protein components for fodder
  • Increases agro-ecological value through high blossom variety and density
  • viterra® LUNSGAARDER GEMENGE is also available as an organic - mixtures

Blend details:

Seeds %: 52 % Italian ryegrass
1 % Winter forage pea
4 % Winter vetch
43 % Crimson clover
Free of crucifers: yes
Free of legumes: no
Winter hardy: yes

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • 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: 6
Protection against erosion: 9
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 3
Humus formation: 7
Cold- and frost resistance: 9
Drought tolerance: 6

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 50 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period Late August to mid-September or in spring as undersown crop for maize - 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 As green forage with loader wagon, for silage use with loader wagon or with chopper after prewilting phase
Harvest date April to early May

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viterra Bestellbogen 2019


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


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