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White mustard


Excellent initial development, extremely late sowing compatible


  • Late sowing toleratesdue to rapid initial development
  • ASCOT is insensitive to dryness
  • Very leafy growth promotes an effective weed suppression
  • ASCOT forms very much green matter above ground for a high entry of valuable organic matter
  • Intense, deep root system reduces nutrient displacement and nitrate leaching and improves the soil structure
  • ASCOT freezes-off during winter and is therefore suitable for mulch sowing in maize crop rotations

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: 7
Protection against erosion: 7
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
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 2 - 3 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

03.05.2019 10:54:29 // 2.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2021