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viterra® Cover crop blend


... winter hard blend of grasses and legumes for fodder usage


  • Suitable as winter cover crop for green manure or feed production
  • Balanced combination of nitrogen-producers and nitrogen-users has a positive effect on plant growth and soil life
  • Italian ryegrass uses growth phases over winter
  • Winter vetch and Winter field pea are valuable protein components in feed
  • viterra® LUNDSGAARDER GEMENGE ÖKO increase in the agri-ecological value due to the large floweringcomponent

Blend details:

Weight % : 31 % Italian ryegrass
29 % Crimson clover
20 % Winter vetch
20 % Winter forage pea
Free of crucifers : yes
Free of legumes : no
Winter hardy : yes

Crop rotation suitability:

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


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

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 6
Protection against erosion: 9
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 3
Humus formation: 7
Cold- and frost resistance: 9
Drought tolerance: 6
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 50 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period Late August to mid-September or in spring as undersown crop for maize - depending on location!
Fertilization Not necessary at long-term organic fertilization
Crop protection Usually there is no crop protection required
Sowing method Drill sowing ensure high crop emergences
Harvest As green forage with loader wagon, for silage use with loader wagon or with chopper after prewilting phase
Harvest date April to early May

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Cover crop programme 2019