viterra® Cover crop blend



…grass-clover blend for harvest in first growing year


  • viterra® SOMMERFUTTER provides additional quality fodder as a summer cover crop
  • Lolium multiflorum provides sufficient structure, Persian clover is high in proteins
  • Vigorously growing Lolium multiflorum makes a winter vegetation after harvest possible
  • High pioneer value due to good root penetration and tilth

Blend details:

Seeds %: 29 % Annual ryegrass
48 % Persian clover
23 % Italian ryegrass
Free of crucifers: yes
Free of legumes: no

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: 3
Protection against erosion: 6
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 1
Humus formation: 5
Cold- and frost resistance: 3
Drought tolerance: 5

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 25 - 30 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period Late June to late July (for greening until the end of August)
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 and silage with loader wagon or with chopper after prewilting phase
Harvest date October

15.02.2019 08:55:47 // 7.00


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


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