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Winter vetch


Excellent for green manure and forage


  • The intensive tuft root system of LATIGO has positiv effects on the soil structure and promotes the soil tilth
  • The active growth of the root during winter supplies high amounts of organic matter that contributes to humus formation
  • The atmospheric nitrogen fixed by rhizobia reduces the demand for fertilization in the subsequent crop
  • Good soil coverage provides high competitiveness against weeds
  • Rich food supply for bees and other insects increases the biodiversity 
  • Excellent winter hardiness - till -19°C, in rosette stage
  • For fodder production particularly suitable in blends with winter cereals or grasses
  • LATIGO is undemanding concerning soil quality and water capacity

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Green manure
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Game cover

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 6
Protection against erosion: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 1
Humus formation: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 9
Drought tolerance: 7
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tuft root

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 60 - 80 kg/ha
Sowing depth 3 - 5 cm
Sowing period July till mid of September
Fertilization Not necessary by growing as cover crop
Crop protection Not necessary by growing as cover crop
Sowing method Seed drill

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Cover crop programme 2021