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viterra® Cover crop blend


... for effective water protection


  • The winter-hardy species have a high nitrogen uptake capacity and good nutrient storage potential
  • Winter fodder rape EMERALD and winter turnip JUPITER root quickly into deep soil layers and also absorb available nutrients
  • These nutrients are released during the peak growth period of the following maize from June onwards
  • ANGLIAN GOLD marrow stem kale has good winter hardiness and, as a particularly tasty variety, makes the blend an attractive food source for game.

Blend details:

Seeds % : 52 % Winter forage rape EMERALD
43 % Winter turnip rape JUPITER
5 % Marrow stem kale ANGLIAN GOLD
Free of crucifers : no
Free of legumes : yes
Winter hardy : yes

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Green manure
  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Humus formation
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Mulch sowing
  • Game cover

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 8
Protection against erosion: 7
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 9
Humus formation: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 9
Drought tolerance: 6
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tap root
Rooting depth 180 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 10 - 12 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period Mid July until late September
Fertilization Only organic fertilizers are permitted regarding EFA-compliance (except sewage sludge).
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Drill sowing for uniform field emergence is recommended; sowing with spreader possible

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