viterra® Cover crop blend



... winter-hardy WCS (whole crop silage) blend


  • Winter-hardy biomass legume blend
  • For high-yield WCS use with high protein and energy content
  • 25 - 40 t/ha WCS wet weight yields are possible depending on the site
  • The winter-hardy vetch provides additional nitrogen
  • Optimal erosion protection
  • Prevents nitrogen loss over winter
  • viterra® WICKROGGEN is also available as an organic - mixtures

Blend details:

Weight %: 90 % Winter rye MATADOR
10 % Winter vetch
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


  • 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: 6
Cold- and frost resistance: 9
Drought tolerance: 6

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 100 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period Mid-September to mid-October - 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 From standing crop; side knives are recommended
Harvest date Yellow ripeness in mid-June

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viterra Bestellbogen 2019


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


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