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viterra® Cover crop blend

UNTERSAAT GRAS

... for sustainable maize cropping

Benefits:

  • Grass blend of Lolium multiflorum (tetraploid) and perennial ryegrass (diploid) for use as undersown crop in maize
  • After the maize harvest, the grass continues to develop and binds available nitrogen
  • viterra® UNTERSAAT stabilizes humus balance even during tight maize crop rotations
  • Optimal for carbon farming and regenerative agriculture
  • Effectively protects against wind and water erosion in winter
  • Early growing Lolium multiflorum combined with late growing perennial ryegrass guarantees a high crop reliability
  • Increases soil sustainability and reduces dirt on the roads during harvest

Blend details:

Seeds % : 50 % Perennial ryegrass
50 % Italian ryegrass
Free of crucifers : yes
Free of legumes : yes
Winter hardy : yes

Crop rotation suitability:

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

Usage:

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

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 3
Protection against erosion: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
Humus formation: 9
Cold- and frost resistance: 9
Drought tolerance: 6
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tuft root
Rooting depth 80 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 10 - 15 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period 6 - 8 weeks after maize sowing, to 6 - 8 leaf stage of maize
Fertilization Relevanter Leguminosenanteil laut DüV: 0 %
Crop protection Soil-active herbicides only up to the 2 - 3 leaf stage of maize with reduced application rate; in the 6 -8 leaf stage use only foliar herbicides
Sowing method With pneumatic spreader, harrow or together with slurry fertilisation in standing maize crop

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