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Winter forage rape


Valuable for troughs and soil


  • Provides high green and dry matter yields for cattel feeding or for a humus-increasing green manure
  • PRESTIGE 00 is free from erucic acid and glucosinolates and is therefore particularly tasty
  • Protein rich and well digestible forage for pasture, fresh fodder or silage
  • Free available nutrients are bound in organic mass and conserved during winter - a valuable contribution to water protection
  • Weeds are efficiently suppressed by the rapid initial development and mass-intensive growth
  • Left behind a good soil structure down into deep soil layers for the following maize
  • Good winter hardiness for excellent suitability in winter-hard cover crop blends

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Dry matter yield: 5
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 15 - 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

20.09.2018 09:42:20 // 10.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2019