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White mustard


Conventional white mustard for soil improvement


  • Highest score in the weed competition in the Austrian Variety List
  • The strong and leafy development from SIGMA supports the soil tilth and protects against erosion
  • Valuable organic mass promotes humus balance and conserves nutrients during winter
  • Intensive rooting activates the soil life and improves the water and air balance of the soil
  • Late flowering for a long vegetative phase - low risk of seed maturity
  • Assured freezing off allows untroubled mulch sowing

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Initial mass formation: 6
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
Intensive crops
Legumes ++
+ suitable / ++ strongly recommended


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

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 7
Protection against erosion: 6
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
Humus formation: 5
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 to September - depending on location!
Fertilization 40 - 60 kg N/ha
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Low demands on sowing methods: from spreader to drills seed

20.09.2018 09:46:56 // 11.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2019