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Oil radish


Highly effective biological green manure


  • Safe and uncomplicated cultivation - also at late sowing dates and unfavourable conditions 
  • Rapid initial development with good weed suppression
  • The lush growth provides a good soil shadowing and promotes the valuable tilth
  • SILETINA supplies with a high dry matter yield an easily degradable organic matter for the biological activation of the soil and stabilisation of the soil structure
  • Intensiv rooting protects nutrients from leaching and improves the water- and air balance of the soil 

Included in blends: viterra® BIENE ECO 2.1, viterra® DEPOT ÖKO, viterra® HORRIDO, viterra® MAIS

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Initial mass formation: 8
Tendency to flower: 6
Stiffness: 5

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

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • 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 18 - 25 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 3 cm
Sowing period July until early September - depending on location!
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 08:18:58 // 14.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2024