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V-Max® Öko


... 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
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Nitrogen fixation

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 7
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
Type of root Tuft root
Rooting depth 80 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 100 - 120 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period Mid-September to mid-October - depending on location!
Fertilization An early fertilization to promote the initial development is recommended.
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
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 2024