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Nematode resistant Oil radish


The top variety for reliable nematode control


  • Reliable and proven resistance against Beet Cyst Nematodes in the upper range of resistance level 2
  • ADAGIO is a well-known variety which is often used in agricultural practice
  • Especially late flowering, for a long vegetative period
  • Cost effective handling/chopping due to low growth
  • Good regrowth assets and a low leaf attachment ensure a quick, renew soil coverage and efficient weed suppression after chopping - ideal for fallow greening
  • Low tendency to radish formation, the root system convinces by enormous depth and intensive branching
  • Leafy growth provides easily digestible organic material, which is available as a nutrition to the soil organisms 

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


  • Reduction of Beet Cyst Nematodes
  • 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: 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 Middle of June until August - depending on location! Early sowing for succesful nematode control.
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.

06.05.2019 08:29:18 // 24.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2021