variety finder

Brown mustard


Suitable for late sowing dates and also for biofumigation


  • Works well for late sowings
  • The seed of ENERGY is mixed colored
  • ENERGY has high tolerance to drought and freezes off safely
  • Provides valuable humus for a biological activation of the soil
  • Good soil erosion protection especially in combination with mulch sowing of the following crop
  • High amounts of glucosinolates in the leaves and grains allow use as biofumigation for the control of soil-borne diseases

Included in blends: viterra® BIOFUMIGATION, viterra® SCHNELLGRÜN, viterra® SCHNELLGRÜN LEGUMINOSENFREI

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Initial mass formation: 5
Tendency to flower: 5
Stiffness: 7

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

Crop rotation suitability:

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


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

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 7
Protection against erosion: 6
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
Humus formation: 6
Cold- and frost resistance: 1
Drought tolerance: 8
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tuft root with strong main root
Rooting depth 120 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 10 – 15 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 – 3 cm
Sowing period August until September for cover crop use
Fertilization 40 - 60 kg N/ha
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Low requirements, from spreader to drill seed

20.09.2018 09:22:33 // 9.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2024