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viterra® Cover crop blend


Gras-clover undersowing for cereals


  • Very rapid soil cover after harvest for reliable erosion control
  • Good weed suppression due to dense sward
  • High nitrogen fixation for the following crops
  • Grazing or cutting possible
  • Good winter hardiness for long-lasting use possibilities
  • Much underground mass stabilises the soil structure
  • High root performance of ryegrass and good nitrogen fixation of clover promote humus formation and carbon sequestration (carbon farming).
  • Also suitable as green manure or green fallow

Blend details:

Seeds % : 71 % Perennial ryegrass
29 % White clover
Free of crucifers : yes
Free of legumes : no
Winter hardy : yes

Crop rotation suitability:

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


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

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 8
Protection against erosion: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
Humus formation: 9
Cold- and frost resistance: 9
Drought tolerance: 5
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of rootTuft root
Rooting depth80 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 15 kg/ha (undersowing), 40 kg/ha (pure stand)
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period Undersowing in summer cereals: 2-leaf stage until approx. 2 weeks before row closure, Undersowing in winter cereals: from the last frost onwards
Fertilization Only organic fertilisers are permissible within the scope of greening 
Legume content: < 30 seed-%, 7 weight-%
Crop protection according to main crop
Sowing method With pneumatic spreader in standing crop or harrowing

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