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Multi-resistant Oil radish


Resistance Against Root Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne chitwoodi)


  • Up to 90 % reduction of Beet Cyst Nematodes in official tests (resistance level 2+) and effective reduction of Corn Root Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne chitwoodi)
  • Multi-resistant - effective against various nematodes and diseases
  • CONTROL scores with fast inital plant development and suppression of potential host plants for nematodes and diseases
  • Deep and widely branched root system supports the ground structure and enhances its capillarity
  • Plant residues and root secretions form a valuable source of nutrition for bacteria, fungi and other soil benefitting organisms - reduction of soil borne pests
  • Especially suitable for crop rotation with sugar beets, potatoes and vegetables

Included in blends: viterra® POTATO, viterra® POTATO ÖKO

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Initial mass formation: 7
Tendency to flower: 4
Stiffness: 7

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: 9
Protection against erosion: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 8
Humus formation: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 5
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.

27.06.2019 08:07:21 // 16.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2024