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Nematode resistant White mustard

LOTUS

Late flowering and very high suitability for direct sowing

Benefits:

  • High nematode resistance in the upper range of resistance level 2
  • Good weed suppression by light-, water- and nutrient-deprivation
  • Ideal nutrient-fixing, especially nitrogen and protects them during winter from shifting into deeper soil layers
  • LOTUS freezes off reliably during winter and supplies an easy to handle mulch layer in spring that is suitable for mulching and direct sowing

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Tendency to flower: 3
Resistance to lodging: 7
Initial mass formation: 6

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

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

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 7
Protection against erosion: 7
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
Humus formation: 6
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
Drought tolerance: 8
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tuft root with strong main root
Rooting depth 120 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 20 - 25 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period August until mid September - depending on location! Early sowing increases control success
Fertilization 40 - 60 kg N/ha
Crop protection Usually no plant protection required
Sowing method Low requirements regarding sowing method: spreader or seed drilling

06.05.2019 07:30:11 // 14.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH