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viterra® Cover crop blend

BODENGARE ÖKO

... the nitrogen supplier

Benefits:

  • Promotes plant growth by yupplying essential nitrogen through rhizobia
  • viterra® BODENGARE ÖKO is suitable for cover cropping for soil regeneration after very early harvest, very little seed formation
  • Increases availability of main and trace nutrients by mobilization in the soil
  • Stimulates soil life activity with accompanying biological engineering for better soil fertility
  • Complementary, diverse root types promote tilth and ideal soil structure
  • viterra® BODENGARE ÖKO is free of crucifers, therefore especially suitable for crop rotation with oil seed rape

Blend details:

Weight % : 40 % Common vetch
28 % Spring forage pea
22 % Blue lupine ILDIGO
6 % Berseem clover
3 % Phacelia ANGELIA
1 % Saia oat / Bristle oat PRATEX
Free of crucifers : yes
Free of legumes : no
Winter hardy : no

Crop rotation suitability:

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

Usage:

  • Green manure
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Mulch sowing
  • Pollinator attractiveness

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 5
Protection against erosion: 6
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 1
Humus formation: 6
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
Drought tolerance: 6
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tuft root + Tap root
Rooting depth 150 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 60 - 70 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period Mid-June to mid-August - consider the location!
Fertilization An early fertilization to promote the initial development is recommended.
Crop protection Usually there is no crop protection required
Sowing method Drill sowing ensure high crop emergences

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Cover crop programme 2019