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viterra® Cover crop blend


... winter-hardy biomass legume blend


  • Winter hardy blend with the high-yield, strong and leaf-healthy Population rye INSPECTOR and Winter vetch
  • The Winter vetch fixes air nitrogen and contributes to the nutrient supply within the crop rotation
  • Additional feed source with high protein and energy content
  • As a green manure positive influence on humus and nutrient circulation
  • viterra® WICKROGEN ÖKO helps to keep the surfaces weed-free and improves the soil structure
  • Nutrient losses due to erosion and soil erosion are prevented
  • Winter hardy vetch supplies nectar and pollen and increases biodiversity

Blend details:

Weight % : 90 % Winter rye INSPECTOR
10 % 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

Agronomic features:

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

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 100 - 120 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period Mid-September to mid-October - depending on location!
Sowing method Drill sowing ensure high crop emergences
Harvest From standing crop; side knives are recommended
Harvest date Yellow ripeness in mid-June

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Cover crop programme 2019