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White mustard

COVER

Classic white mustard with delayed flowering

Benefits:

  • Freezing off safely - the frozen mulch layer protects against erosion during winter
  • Preserves nutrients during winter, reduces the risk of leaching and provides the nutrients for the following crop in spring
  • COVER is especially recommended for cultivation in water protection areas and mulch sowing
  • Excellent suitable for agricultural blends
  • Rapid and healthy initial development which allowes flexible sowing dates
  • Fast soil coverage with pronounced leaf formation for effective weed suppression and optimal soil tilth
  • Flowering delayed and strong vegetative development for optimal rooting and improvement of the soil structure

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:

Maize ++
Cereals ++
Oilseed rape
Sugar beets
Potatoes
Intensive crops
Legumes ++
+ 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 middle of September - depending on location!
Fertilization 40 - 60 kg N/ha
Crop protection Usually no plant protection required
Sowing method Low requirements regarding sowing method: spreader or seed drilling

03.05.2019 11:05:20 // 14.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2019