viterra® Cover crop blend



… professional nematode control 


  • Blend of two nematode-resistant oil radish varieties (COLONEL and COMPASS) or white mustard varieties (ACCENT and LUCIDA)
  • Sufficient plant density of more than 160 plants/m² enables active nematode control on the highest level
  • Higher crop reliability and better control success due to complementary varieties and intensive root penetration 
  • viterra® RÜBE is suitable for medium-early to late sowing dates and for all site conditions
  • Oil radish roots into deep soil layers, where it also reduces nematode infestation
  • viterra® RÜBE is especially recommended for sugar beet crop rotations

Blend details:

Seeds %: 30 % Oil radish COMPASS
26 % Oil radish AMIGO
24 % White mustard VERDI
20 % White mustard MASTER
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
  • Reduction of Beet Cyst Nematodes
  • 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: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 8
Humus formation: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 4
Drought tolerance: 7
Type of root Tuft root + Tap root
Rooting depth 180 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 20 - 25 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 cm
Sowing period Mid-July to early September - depending on location! Early sowing increases successfully the reduction.
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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