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Oil radish


Reduces the Corky Ring Spot in potatoes


  • Trusted and tested for quality potatoes
  • SILETTA NOVA reduces the transmission of the Tobacco Rattle Virus by carried Trichodorus nematodes
  • Quick and leafy shadowing reduces weeds which the virus may use as a host
  • Organic matter vitalizes soil activity, keeps nutrients in the upper soil layer and enriches the soil with valuable humus
  • Deep-reaching root system creates optimum soil conditions and breaks up soil compaction
  • SILETTA NOVA secures sustainable and long-term potato yields

Included in blends: viterra® KARTOFFEL ÖKO, SortenGreening® SILETTA NOVA mit Sommerwicke

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Initial mass formation: 6
Tendency to flower: 4
Stiffness: 8

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

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Reduction of Tobacco Rattle Virus
  • 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 late August - 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 08:23:01 // 19.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2024