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Common vetch


Resistant and high yielding


  • Resistant to Aphanomyces euteiches (Aphanomyces root rot)
  • NEON is ideal for the production of protein-rich forage due to highest dry matter yields
  • As a climbing legume, NEON is an ideal mixture partner for peas and oats, but also rye
  • Forms a strongly branched root with rhizobacteria for N-fixation
  • Secures the N-supply in mixtures already during the vegetation period
  • Fastest initial development and thus reliable weed suppression
  • Summer vetch is an appreciated mixture partner in non-winter-hardy mixtures 
  • The low TKG increases the suitability for mixtures with small-grain partners
  • Leaves easily decomposable residues after winter and thus has an excellent pre-crop effect
  • Visually striking flower and important nectar source for wild bees

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Initial mass formation: 6
Stiffness: 5
Start flowering: 5
Plant height: 5

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

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Pollinator attractiveness
  • Green manure
  • Biogas- and fodder production

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tuft root
Rooting depth 60 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 100 - 130 kg/ha
Sowing depth 3 - 5 cm
Sowing period July until mid of September
Fertilization Usually not necessary in catch crop cultivation
Crop protection Usually not necessary in catch crop cultivation
Sowing method Drill sowing ensures high crop emergences

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Cover crop programme 2021