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Persian clover

FELIX

For main and cover cropping

Benefits:

  • Uncomplicated and reliable in cultivation - unpretentious regarding to soil and climatic conditions
  • Provides essential nitrogen by symbiotic nitrogen fixation for plant growth
  • FELIX provides very tasty and protein rich green and silage fodder
  • In cover crop blends, the partners benefit from the nitrogen enrichment
  • Strong root system boosts the soil tilth and improves the air and water balance of the soil
  • Very productive bee forage plant - promotes biodiversity
  • Safely freezing off, for untroubled sowing of the following crop

Included in blends: viterra® BODENGARE, viterra® UNIVERSAL

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Dry matter yield: 5
Crude protein content: 5
Initial mass formation: 5
Growth height/initial development: 5
Height of stem/full development: 5
Beginning of flowering: 7

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

Crop rotation suitability:

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

Usage:

  • Green manure
  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • As component suitable for greening blends

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 4
Protection against erosion: 5
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 1
Humus formation: 6
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
Drought tolerance: 4
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 15 - 20 kg/ha in pure seed
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period Cover crop: July to early August; Main crop: from beginning of April
Fertilization Basic fertilization with phosphate and potash
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Drill seeds in a dry, finely crumbled seedbed

30.07.2019 11:01:44 // 6.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2019