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Multi-resistant Oil radish


Specialist for vegetable crop rotations


  • Multi-resistant oil radish for a healthy soil - suitable for all crop rotations, even intensive crops and vegetables
  • Resistance against Beet Cyst Nematodes - resistance level 2+. Reduction of Heterodera schachtii and officially tested effect against Meloidogyne chitwoodi
  • CONTRA allows efficient reduction of Meloidogyne hapla (Northern Root Knot Nematode) in organic crop rotations with a high ratio of clover and carrots
  • No multiplication of Stem and Bulb Nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci) and bad host of Pratylenchus nematodes in sandy soils
  • Strong and leafy initial development in combination with a low flowering tendency for a long period

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Initial mass formation: 5
Tendency to flower: 3
Stiffness: 8

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

Resistance against Heterodera schachtii: Resistance level: 2

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Multi-resistant
  • Reduction of Beet Cyst Nematodes
  • Reduction of Tobacco Rattle Virus
  • Green manure
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Mulch sowing
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Biofumigation

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 8
Protection against erosion: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 8
Humus formation: 7
Cold- and frost resistance: 4
Drought tolerance: 7
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tap root
Rooting depth 180 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 25 - 30 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 3 cm
Sowing period July till early Sept. In vegetable growing from May - it takes 6 - 8 weeks of vegetation in order to get a reduction.
Fertilization 40 - 60 kg N/ha
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required.
Sowing method In order to gain a fast and even development of the oil radish plants, drilling after careful soil preparation is recommended.

06.11.2020 11:53:47 // 23.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2024