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Main crops not only suffer from Beet Cyst Nematodes. There are other nematode types which effect growing of root crops and vegetables on sandy soil. Multiresistant fodder radish varieties take care of these nematodes as well as of Beet Cyst Nematodes and moreover of various crop rotation diseases. That is why nematode resistant fodder radish varieties are a perfect addition for healthy beet, potatoes or vegetable crop rotation. The two multiresistant varieties DEFENDER and CONTRA can also be used for biofumigation.

ANGUS
The new generation of power
CONTRA
For the highest resistance requirements
CONTROL
Resistance Against Root Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne chitwoodi)
DEFENDER
Proven variety for agriculture and vegetables

Nematode-resistant varieties are specified to reduce the beet cyst nematodes (Heterodera schachtii). With an active hatching stimulus the catch crops attract the larvae inside cysts lying in the soil to move into the roots of mustard and oil radish. Within the nematode-resistant mustard and radish varieties the nematodes are not able to develop to females: the immigrated larvae die or become male.

Depending on the degree of control, the varieties are classified according to their resistance level. Level 1 means that more than 90 per cent of all beet cyst nematodes have been reduced in official testing, varieties which have reduced these nematodes by 70 to 90 per cent are awarded a level 2 in resistance against beet cyst nematodes.

ADAGIO
The top variety for reliable nematode control
AGRONOM
The sprinter
AMIGO
The new generation of biological nematode control
COLONEL
Top level of nematode control
COMET
Top effectivity against Beet Cyst Nematodes
COMPASS
The easiliy freezing-off Oil radish
CONCORDE
Increases yield and quality of sugar beets
COSMOS
Late flowering and highest resistance level
DACAPO
For active biological nematode control
MERKUR
For fast greening and nematode control
PEGLETTA
The classic of the biological nematode control

Oil radish is a very deep-rooting plant which opens up soil compaction and gives the soil a lot of organic matter. Due to this oil radish is a good protection against nitrogen leaching over winter.

Particularly for potato crop rotations, varieties have been selected for their features of controlling Potato Ringspot syndrome caused by the Tobacco rattle virus (TRV).

AKIRO
Low requirerments to location and sowing periode
BENTO
Reduction of Corky Ringspot in potatoes
LUNETTA
Supports soil structure and activates soil life
SILETINA
Highly effective biological green manure
SILETTA NOVA
Reduces the Corky Ring Spot in potatoes

Because it can easily be sown, has a fast initial development and tolerates late sowing, white mustard is a popular green manuring crop. White mustard is winter-killed. The sowing period for white mustard begins later than that of oil radish. As white mustard reacts to long days with a stronger flowering tendency, it is especially important to sow low-blooming varieties when sowing early.

ALBATROS
The great classic among the white mustard varieties
ASCOT
Excellent initial development, extremely late sowing compatible
BONUS
Conventional white mustard with good cultivation characteristics
CLASSIC
The late flowering sprinter
COVER
Classic white mustard with delayed flowering
METEX
For biological control of beet cyst nematodes
MIKADO
Quick growth and good suitability for late sowing
SIGMA
Conventional white mustard for soil improvement

Growing nematode-resistant white mustard leads to a reduction of beet cyst nematodes in beet crop rotations. Because of the possibility of early sowing are late-flowering varieties better suitable for nematode control.

ACCENT
Field tested high control level
ATHLET
High resistance, extremely late flowering
CLINT
Convincing with outstanding initial mass formation
FORUM
Effective, biological control of Beet Cyst Nematodes
GAUDI
An enjoyment before sugar beets
KATINA
Modern variety for nematode control
LOTUS
Late flowering and very high suitability for direct sowing
LUCIDA
Late developing White mustard with high nematode resistance
LUNA
Reliable high quality white mustard
MASTER
Rapid initial growth - very delayed flowering
PROFI
Professional nematode control
SCOUT
High sowing flexibility due to late flowering and rapid development
TOPAS
Effective nematode reduction due to long stimulating period
VERDI
Nematode control on a new level
VETO
Quick growth for a good conservation of nutrients

Avena strigosa is an old cultivated plant, described as Saia oat by J.C. von Schreber in the 18th century. It is a primitive form of oat and its gowing cycle is similar to grass. PRATEX is a selection to reduce root lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus penetrans) without multiplication of Trichodorus nematodes.

CODEX
The late Saia oat
PRATEX
Control of Pratylenchus penetrans
TRADEX
Biomass supplier for biogas, fodder or soil
XEREX
For feed or green manure

Phacelia is not related to our cultivated plants and interrupts crop-rotation diseases. As a crop grazed by bees, it is a further source of nectar during the summer times when little food is available for them.

AMERIGO
Fine-leaved with quick initial development
ANGELIA
Striking and attractive blossom

High levels of glucosinolates in the leaves and grains make this species (brassica juncea) excellently suited to use in biofumigation to combat soil-bound diseases.

ENERGY
Suitable for late sowing dates and also for biofumigation
TERRAFIT
Undemanding, with suitability for biofumigation
TERRAPLUS
Particularly late flowering

Cover crop programme 2019