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Winter forage rape


Tasty with high fodder value


  • Protein-rich and highly digestible fodder
  • Fast-growing and leaf-rich for the formation of valuable and high-yielding green matter
  • For pasture, fresh fodder and silage
  • Intense, finely branched roots improve the soil structure and soil fertility
  • Effective nitrogen conservation for water protection
  • Protects actively against erosion and promotes the soil tilth formation
  • EMERALD has a high sowing flexibility, from July to Septmeber

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Dry matter yield: 6
Initial mass formation: 5
Tendency to flower: 1

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

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Green manure
  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Humus formation
  • Game cover

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 9
Protection against erosion: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 9
Humus formation: 7
Cold- and frost resistance: 9
Drought tolerance: 3
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tap root
Rooting depth 120 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate Feed production 10 kg/ha, Green manure 20 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period July to September - depending on location!
Fertilization 60-100 kg N/ha, Liquid green manure can be applied both before sowing and in hand high stock
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Drill seed is recommended

20.09.2017 10:18:39 // 6.00

Cover crop programme 2019