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White mustard

BONUS

Conventional white mustard with good cultivation characteristics

Benefits:

  • Quick and strong initial development, compatible with late sowing
  • Effective weed control by water-, light- and nutrient deprivation
  • Good vegetative development in autumn promoted by notably late flowering
  • Safe freezing off in winter - good erosion protection by plant residues, even if already broken
  • BONUS conserves important nutrients in winter and provides them for the follower fruit in spring
  • Ideal for undisturbed mulch sowing of spring crops, especially maize

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Initial mass formation: 7
Tendency to flower: 4
Resistance to lodging: 7

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

Crop rotation suitability:

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

Usage:

  • Green manure
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Mulch sowing
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • As component suitable for greening blends

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 Early August until the middle of 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

14.09.2018 08:34:54 // 10.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2019