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Winter pea


Good yielding with very good winter hardiness


  • Highest grain yield level with medium to high protein content
  • Suitable as protein component in fodder rations for pigs, poultry and cattle
  • In spring already established root and shoot use winter moisture, sunshine and the rising temperatures immediately for the development of the crop - particularly in areas with pronounced sommer dryness
  • Better regeneration and compensation due to longer vegetation season
  • Early ripeness and good resistance to lodging provide good harvest conditions
  • Due to the early ripeness and average growth height, FRESNEL is well suited for mixed cultivation with winter barley
  • Binds nitrogen out of the air and promotes soil fertility
  • Reliable variety because of good winter hardyness - best results at 2 - 4 leave stage
  • FRESNEL leavs good tilth for the following crop

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Grain yield: 9
Thousand grain weight: 8
Crude protein content: 6
Crude protein yield: 8
Beginning of flowering: 2
Plant height: 5
Resistance to lodging: 7

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


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

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 6
Protection against erosion: 4
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 1
Humus formation: 6
Cold- and frost resistance: 7
Drought tolerance: 5
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 70 - 90 grains/m²
Sowing depth 4 – 6 cm
Sowing period October until early November - depending on location!
Fertilization 40-60 kg P2O5/ha, 100-130 kg K2O/ha, 20-50 kg MgO/ha, N-fertilization is not necessary
Crop protection Seed dressing (Wakil XL) is recommended; Herbicide in pre-emergence; Fungicide is recommended in early spring
Sowing method Drill seed in a dry, permeable seedbed with good crumb structure
Harvest At 14 - 16% water content of the seed

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Cover crop programme 2019