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White mustard


The great classic among the white mustard varieties


  • Highly appreciated variety with quick and strong initial development even at late sowing dates
  • Valuable green crop above-ground and intensive, deep rooting systems form a stable soil structure with a good humus balance
  • ALBATROS freezes off in winter - good erosion protection by plant residues, also if already broken
  • Nutrients are conserved in organic mass and protected against elution during winter, so they are available again in spring
  • Recommended in water protection areas
  • Practically proven for untroubled mulch sowing - especially in maize crop rotations
  • ALBATROS is a ideal partner for agricultural blends

Included in blends: viterra® SCHNELLGRÜN, viterra® SCHNELLGRÜN LEGUMINOSENFREI

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Initial mass formation: 7
Tendency to flower: 5
Stiffness: 6

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

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Green manure
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Mulch sowing
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 8
Protection against erosion: 7
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 8
Humus formation: 6
Cold- and frost resistance: 1
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 15 - 20 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period August until September - depending on location!
Fertilization 40 - 60 kg N/ha
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Low requirements regarding sowing method: spreader or seed drilling

25.04.2024 08:46:06 // 24.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2024