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Winter forage pea


For green forage and soil improvement


  • High yields and excellent forage quality
  • High resistance to frost temperatures, tolerates short periods of frosts down to -17 ° C
  • Excellent previous crop - leaves very good soil tilth
  • Improvement of physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the soil
  • Binds air nitrogen by means of the rhizobia
  • Low soil requirements, most adequate soils are deep, fertile, loose and well supplied with moisture
  • In moderate, humid and cool regions NS PIONIR germinates and emerges at temperature of 4 -5 °C

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Humus formation
  • Green manure
  • Protection against erosion

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 6
Protection against erosion: 4
Humus formation: 5
Cold- and frost resistance: 8
Drought tolerance: 5
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 150 kg/ha; 100 - 120 plants per m²
Sowing depth 4 - 5 cm
Sowing period End of September to beginning of October - depending on the location!
Fertilization Nitrogen fertilisation is not necessary
Crop protection Normally not necessary
Sowing method Drill seed in a dry, permeable seedbed with good crumb structure
Harvest Maximum yield of green forage and protein at the stage of grain filling

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Cover crop programme 2024