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Nematode resistant Oil radish

COMET

Top effectivity against Beet Cyst Nematodes

Benefits:

  • Top scorer = resistance level 1, > 90 % reduction of Beet Cyst Nematodes in official testings
  • Strong initial development with rich foliage provide an effective ground cover
  • Suppression of weeds which could be potentially used as host by nematodes
  • Medium-late flowering for a lasting vegetative growing period
  • The deep and fine rooting system of COMET covers the entire ground volume
  • High yield of organic matter which is very important on sandy soils

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Initial mass formation: 6
Tendency to flower: 4
Resistance to lodging: 6

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

Resistance against Heterodera schachtii: Resistance level: 1

Crop rotation suitability:

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

Usage:

  • Reduction of Beet Cyst Nematodes
  • Green manure
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Mulch sowing
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • As component suitable for greening blends
  • 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 to early September - depending on location! Early sowing increases successfully the 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.

14.09.2018 08:52:53 // 14.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2019