viterra® Cover crop blend



… against soil-borne harmful organisms


  • Control of soil-borne diseases such as Fusarium and Rhizoctonia through use of biologically active plant substances (principle of biofumigation)
  • Quickly growing blend for crop rotation with only little time available for cover cropping
  • viterra® BIOFUMIGATION development of leafy biomass
  • Shred growth as finely as possible at the time of full flower (7-8 weeks after sowing) and incorporate it into the soil

Blend details:

Weight %: 20 % Oil radish DEFENDER
80 % Brown mustard ENERGY
Free of crucifers: no
Free of legumes: yes
Winter hardy: no

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Green manure
  • Humus formation
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Mulch sowing
  • Biofumigation

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 6
Protection against erosion: 7
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 5
Humus formation: 7
Cold- and frost resistance: 4
Drought tolerance: 6

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 15 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period Early May to mid September - 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 Drilling secures a good field emergence.

15.02.2019 07:31:56 // 4.00


Optimized pdf for print:

viterra Bestellbogen 2019


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


Find variety

Choose the ideal catch crop

Professional catch crop cultivation supports your soils health and structure.