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Winter forage rape


Fast growing and efficient fodder supplier


  • Fast growing, high-quality protein fodder for cattle feeding
  • Special tastiness promotes the fodder intake - free of erucic acid and glucosinolates
  • High digestibility for optimal energy utilization when used as pasture, fresh fodder and silage
  • Use as green manure for stabilization the humus content
  • Fast ground cover with intensive soil rooting ensures protection against erosion and promotes soil life
  • FONTAN 00 keeps nutrients available for the following crop - recommended for water protection areas
  • Good winter hardiness and thus also excellently suitable for winter-hardy cover crop blends

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Dry matter yield: 6
Protein 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 Forage 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 Drilling is recommended

28.11.2018 14:38:36 // 15.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2021