viterra® Cover crop blend



... fast-growing blend without legumes


  • Quick ground coverage with a mix of oil radish SILETINA, saia oat PRATEX, phacelia ANGELIA and sunflower
  • Dense rooting and stabilization of soil structure due to a combination of deep- and shallow-rooters 
  • Root canals created by viterra® MAIS facilitate deep rooting of maize 
  • Saia oat supports mycorrhizas, which stabilize the soil, thereby benefiting subsequent maize 
  • Nutrients are bound and are available for maize during the main growth phase
  • Improved image through sunflower and phacelia blossom
  • viterra® MAIS is especially recommended for maize crop rotations

Blend details:

Seeds %: 36 % False flax
22 % Oil radish SILETINA
29 % Phacelia ANGELIA
12 % Saia oat / Bristle oat PRATEX
1 % Sunflower
Free of crucifers: no
Free of legumes: yes
Winter hardy: no

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Suitable for ecological focuse areas
  • Green manure
  • Humus formation
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Mulch sowing

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 8
Protection against erosion: 7
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 8
Humus formation: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 5
Drought tolerance: 6
Type of root Tuft root + Tap root
Rooting depth 180 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 25 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period Mid-July to late 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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