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viterra® Cover crop blend


...winter-hardy blend for fodder production or green manure


  • A winter-hardy blend of the high-yielding, stable and leaf-healthy population rye INSPECTOR and winter vetch.
  • Winter vetch fixes atmospheric nitrogen and thus contributes to nutrient supply within the crop rotation
  • Additional feed source with high protein and energy content
  • Winter-hardy vetch provides nectar and pollen and increases biodiversity
  • viterra® WICKROGGEN ÖKO helps to keep surfaces weed-free and improves soil structure
  • As viterra® WICKROGGEN FUTTER ÖKO, the blend also contains crimson clover and annual ryegrass, which provide additional yields over the summer after GPS harvesting and ensure continuous cover all the way to the subsequent crop.

Blend details:

Weight % : 67 % Winter rye INSPECTOR
13 % Italian ryegrass
12 % Crimson clover
8 % Winter vetch
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
  • Mulch sowing

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 8
Protection against erosion: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 5
Humus formation: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 9
Drought tolerance: 5
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tuft root

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 100 - 120 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2-4 cm
Sowing period Mid September until mid October

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Cover crop programme 2019