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CAPRICE

All-rounder without weaknesses

Benefits:

  • High seed and protein yields
  • Excellent stiffness
  • Early flowering
  • Early and uniform maturity
  • Good tolerance to chocolate spots, downy mildew and rust

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Vicin/Convicin content: Average
Content of tannin: 1
Grain yield: 6
Protein yield: 8
Protein content: 5
Thousand grain weight: 6
Start flowering: 4
Maturity: 5
Plant height: 6
Stiffness: 7

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

Usage:

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

Cultivation recommendations:

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
Harvest Easy to combine due to even maturity and high stiffness. Optimal moister for the harvest is 15-19%. Use protective setting for threshing to avoid broken grains.

09.01.2023 11:41:52 // 1.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH

Cover crop programme 2023