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Winter rye


Modern variety for biomass and erosion protection


  • Maximum output in dry matter yield is possible thanks to the excellent vitality of TRAKTOR
  • The high stocking performance and intensive soil coverage in autumn offer good weed suppression and protection against wind and water erosions
  • Leaching endangered nutrients are kept in the upper soil layer and the ground water is protected
  • TRAKTOR reached already in early spring a maturity as an additional feed and biomass supplier before maize
  • Also as a green manure in humus draining crop rotations, TRAKTOR provides reliably high organic matter for the maintenance of soil fertility

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Dry matter yield: 6
Dry matter content: 4
Protein content: 5
Mass formation after beginning of vegetation: 5
Stiffness: 5
Plant height: 5

bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Green manure
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation

Agronomic features:

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

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate Cover crop: 200 grains/m²; Forage: early sowing 250 grains/m², middel sowing 320 grains/m², late sowing 400 grains/m²
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period Early September until late October - depending on location!
Fertilization 40 - 100 kg N/ha
Crop protection No need for herbicide and fungicide measures in the case of green-cut use. Growth control when needed in shooting.
Sowing method Drill sowing secures high field rises
Harvest Only on windrows, with about 18 % dry matter content

12.10.2018 14:21:16 // 15.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2021