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Nematode resistant Oil radish


The easiliy freezing-off Oil radish


  • COMPASS freezes off easier and faster than conventional oil radish varieties
  • High resistance against Beet Cyst Nematodes (Heterodera schachtii) in the upper range of resistance level 2+
  • Long vegetative growth with low tendency to flower
  • Deep and intense root penetration of soil ensures a good soil structure
  • No additional costs for incorporation, especially suitable for mulch drilling and direct sowing methods
  • Early sowing of sugar beets and maize in spring is possible because of quick soil warming caused by the thin mulch layer

Included in blends: SortenGreening® COMPASS mit Lein, viterra® MULCH, viterra® RÜBE, viterra® TRIO

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Initial mass formation: 6
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: 9
Protection against erosion: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 8
Humus formation: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 3
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 until late August - depending on location! Early sowing for a successful 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.

14.09.2018 08:53:43 // 22.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2021