viterra® Cover crop blend



... high share of legumes for better soil fertility


  • Promotes tilth, revegetation and crumb formation for increased soil fertility, free of grasses
  • viterra® BODENGARE is suitable for cover cropping for soil regeneration after very early harvest, very little seed formation
  • Consistent tilth supports flow of air and water and prevents slurry seal coating
  • Enriches plant community and habitat for insects and beneficial organisms
  • Collects additional nitrogen due to high share of legumes
  • Free of crucifers, therefore especially suitable for oilseed rape crop rotation
  • viterra® BODENGARE is also available as an organic - mixtures

Blend details:

Seeds %: 23 % Berseem clover
2 % Blue lupine ILDIGO
33 % Persian clover FELIX
25 % Phacelia ANGELIA
3 % Spring forage pea
13 % Common vetch
1 % Sunflower
Free of crucifers: yes
Free of legumes: no
Winter hardy: no

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Suitable for ecological focuse areas
  • Green manure
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Mulch sowing

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 5
Protection against erosion: 6
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 1
Humus formation: 6
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
Drought tolerance: 6
Type of root Tuft root + Tap root
Rooting depth 150 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 50 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 3 cm
Sowing period Mid-June to mid-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

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