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viterra® Cover crop blend


... the nitrogen supplier


  • Due to the symbiosis with nodule bacteria, large amounts of atmospheric nitrogen are bound and made available for plant growth.
  • Good weed suppression and intensive rooting performance due to the interaction of the components, especially the small-grained field bean AVALON roots deeply and improves the soil structure
  • Due to atmospheric nitrogen fixation, promotion of good soil structure and crumb formation beneficial for the following crop
  • Use: for fresh feeding as a high-quality protein fodder in late summer to autumn, for nitrogen generation in crop rotation or as a side-seed in oilseed rape
  • Optimal CO2 footprint
  • Also suitable for sites with low nitrogen availability

Blend details:

Seeds % : 57 % Common vetch ARGON
32 % Spring forage pea RUBIN
11 % Small-seeded faba bean AVALON
Free of crucifers : yes
Free of legumes : no
Winter hardy : no

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • No multiplication of beet cyst nematodes
  • Green manure
  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Mulch sowing
  • Pollinator attractiveness

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 6
Protection against erosion: 6
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 5
Humus formation: 5
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
Drought tolerance: 3
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tuft root + Tap root
Rooting depth 180 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 120 - 150 kg/ha
Sowing depth 3 - 5 cm
Sowing period Juli bis Mitte August
Fertilization Due to the high legume content, fertilisation is not necessary.
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Drill sowing ensure high crop emergences

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