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Winter turnip rape


For use as fodder, green manure and water protection


  • Cheap, farmy-own feed to relieve the main fodder production and bridging feed gaps - very suitable for grazing 
  • High sugar content with low nitrate content provides good fodder quality and promotes digestibility
  • JUPITER has a very fast vegetative development and is suitable for late sowing
  • Nitrogen is absorbed quickly, biologically bound during winter and so conserved for the following crop
  • Dense leaves - suppress weeds and protect against wind and water erosion
  • Intensive root system actively promotes soil life and improves the soil structure
  • Good winter hardiness prevents nutrient from leaching - effective water protection measures

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Dry matter yield: 6
Protein yield: 6
Mass formation after beginning of vegetation: 6
Growth height/full development: 5
Frost sensitivity: 4
Start flowering: 5

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: 7
Protection against erosion: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 9
Humus formation: 7
Drought tolerance: 4
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tap root
Rooting depth 120 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate Feed production: 8 - 10 kg/ha; Green manure: 10 - 16 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 3 cm
Sowing period July to end of September - depending on the 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
Harvest Sowing before September a harvest is possible before winter; Sowing in September a harvest from April is possible

20.09.2018 09:30:43 // 11.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

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