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viterra® Cover crop blend


...for flexible winter vegetation and fodder use


  • Frost-hardy blend of interacting components for fodder production, soil improvement and soil protection: viterra® WINTERQUARTETT ÖKO can be used as fresh fodder, late pasture and silage
  • For winter greening with long growth phase for overgrown soils to stimulate soil microbiology and increase soil fertility
  • The shallow, loose incorporation of green manure in the spring maintains the soil structure and creates ideal sowing conditions for maize
  • For grazing and fodder use with balanced and tasty components in high fodder quality

Blend details:

Weight % : 67 % Winter rye INSPECTOR
13.5 % Italian ryegrass
11.5 % Crimson clover
8 % Winter forage rape EMERALD
Free of crucifers : no
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
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Mulch sowing

Agronomic features:

Cold- and frost resistance: 9
Drought tolerance: 5
Weed suppression: 7
Protection against erosion: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 8
Humus formation: 7
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tuft root + Tap root

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 50 kg/ha for winter greening, 80 kg/ha for fodder use
Sowing depth 2-3 cm
Sowing period June until October, suitable for early and late sowing

31.07.2019 14:52:14 // 5.00

Cover crop programme 2019