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CALLAS

Outstanding yields with very low vicin/convicin content

Benefits:

  • Perfect combination of high seed and protein yield with very low vicin/convicin content
  • Great resiliance
  • Uniform maturity
  • High stiffness
  • Outstanding results all over Europe in 2022

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Vicin/Convicin content: Low
Content of tannin: 1
Grain yield: 8
Protein yield: 8
Protein content: 5
Thousand grain weight: 6
Start flowering: 4
Maturity: 5
Plant height: 6
Stiffness: 8

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

Usage:

  • Grain use
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Suitable for human and animal nutrition

Cultivation recommendations:

Harvest Optimal moisture for harvesting 15-19%. Use protective setting for threshing to avoid broken grains.
Recommended sowing rate 40 - 50 grains/m²
Sowing depth 6 - 8 cm on heavy soils, 8 - 10 cm on light soils
Sowing period Earliest possible in spring - frost tolerant up to approx. -5°C
Sowing method Single or double row spacing is beneficial for the yield, larger row spacing in combination with precision sowing is possible.
Fertilization No N-fertilization necessary. Depending on the nutrient content of the soil and nutrient extraction 40-60 kg P₂O₅/ha, 100-130 kg K₂O/ha and about 20-50 kg MgO/ha are advised. If necessary an application of sulphur is suggested.
Crop protection Use herbicides during pre-emergence or mechanically hoe or harrow the field for weed control. Post-emergence herbicide application specifically against grasses is possible. If necessary use fungizides against chocolate spots. Use clean seed to avoid ascoc

09.01.2023 11:42:21 // 1.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2023