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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:

Seeds % : 43 % Oil radish CONTROL
19 % Common vetch ARGON
18 % Saia oat / Bristle oat PRATEX
15 % Linseed JULIET
5 % Blue lupine ILDIGO
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


  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Nitrogen fixation

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 8
Protection against erosion: 7
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
Humus formation: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 5
Drought tolerance: 4
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 Only organic fertilizers are permitted regarding EFA-compliance (except sewage sludge).
In early sowing, the legume components provide additional nitrogen.
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Drill seed for an even emergence is recommended

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