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Oil radish


Radish-forming oil radish as green manure


  • Easy to establish due to the rapid initial development
  • MINER forms strong radishes, which improve the soil structure and increase the infiltration capacity of the soil
  • The improved air and gas balance of the soil leads to rapid soil heating in the spring - early sowing of the following crop are made possible
  • Valuable humus binds freely available nitrogen in autumn and activates the soil life
  • Freezing off cover crop
  • Excellent for reduced tillage
  • Very good as a component in blends

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Initial mass formation: 7
Tendency to flower: 6
Stiffness: 6

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

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Green manure
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Mulch sowing
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 7
Protection against erosion: 6
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 6
Humus formation: 6
Cold- and frost resistance: 4
Drought tolerance: 6
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tap root - radish forming
Rooting depth 180 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 6 - 8 kg
Sowing depth 2 - 3 cm
Sowing period End of July to end of August - depending on location!
Fertilization 40 - 60 kg N/ha
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required.
Sowing method In order to gain a fast and even development of the oil radish plants, drilling after careful soil preparation is recommended.

20.09.2018 09:38:16 // 10.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2024