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Berseem clover


Nitrogen supplier with high previous crop and feed value


  • New breeding with outstanding characteristics for green manure and fodder production
  • Provides essential nitrogen by symbiotic nitrogen fixation for plant growth
  • Relatively small requirements on soil, climatic conditions and maintenance effort
  • Source of pollen and nectar for bees, bumblebees, butterflies and many other insects
  • High previous crop value due to good root-growth and tilth
  • OTTO can be harvested several times a year and exerts slight frosts down to -6 ° C
  • OTTO is excellently suited as a component in cover crop blends and in combination with anula rye grasses such as ALISCA or DIPLOMAT

Included in blends: viterra® BEISAAT FEIN, viterra® BIENE, viterra® BODENGARE, viterra® MAIS N-PLUS, viterra® RAPS, viterra® RÜBENGARE, viterra® TRIO, viterra® UNIVERSAL, viterra® UNIVERSAL N-PLUS, SortenGreening® VERDI mit Alexandriner Klee

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Dry matter yield: 4
Protein content: 6
Initial mass formation: 3
Growth height/initial development: 4
Height of stem/full development: 4
Start flowering: 7

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

Crop rotation suitability:

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


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

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 3
Protection against erosion: 5
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 1
Humus formation: 6
Cold- and frost resistance: 3
Drought tolerance: 5
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 25 - 35 kg/ha in pure seed
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period Cover crop: July to mid August; Main crop: from March
Fertilization Basic fertilization with phosphate and potash
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Drilling in a dry, finely crumbled seedbed

30.07.2019 11:22:29 // 12.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2024