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viterra® Cover crop blend


...power for potatoes


  • Substantial blend for soil improvement and humus enrichment in potato crop rotations
  • The lupin ILDIGO and the oil radish CONTROL root quickly and deeply through a lot of soil volume and thus improve the soil structure
  • The oil radish CONTROL and bristle oat PRATEX have a fast initial development and create soil protection and tilth
  • The lupins and the summer vetch supply nitrogen, oil radish and bristle oat quickly convert nitrogen into organic matter
  • Excellent erosion protection, not winter-hardy

Blend details:

Weight % : 37 % Common vetch
30 % Blue lupine ILDIGO
19 % Oil radish CONTROL
14 % Saia oat / Bristle oat PRATEX
Free of crucifers : no
Free of legumes : no
Winter hardy : no

Crop rotation suitability:

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


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

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 7
Protection against erosion: 7
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
Humus formation: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 3
Drought tolerance: 5
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tuft root + Tap root
Rooting depth 180 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 50 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 3 cm
Sowing period Early/mid July until mid August
Fertilization In early sowing, the legume components provide additional nitrogen.
Sowing method Drill seed for an even emergence is recommended

04.01.2023 16:36:36 // 2.00

Cover crop programme 2021