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viterra® Cover crop blend


... grass-clover blend for harvest after winter


  • Stable yields for fodder and biogas
  • Suitable for second-crop forage production in combination with maize or sorghum
  • Nutrient uptake before hibernation and in early spring prevents leaching
  • Organic material consisting of roots and stubble improves humus balance and creates a high pioneer crop value
  • viterra® FUTTER is not recommended for arid locations and soil with low water retention capability

Blend details:

Seeds % : 54 % Italian ryegrass
46 % Crimson clover
Free of crucifers : yes
Free of legumes : no
Winter hardy : yes

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • EFA-compliant
  • Green manure
  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Nitrogen fixation

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 5
Protection against erosion: 9
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
Humus formation: 7
Cold- and frost resistance: 9
Drought tolerance: 6
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 35 - 40 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period Mid- to late September as winter cover crop or late July to early August as summer cover crop - depending on location!
Fertilization An early fertilization to promote the initial development.
Crop protection Usually there is no crop protection required
Sowing method Drill sowing ensure high crop emergences
Harvest As green forage and silage use with loader wagon or with chopper after prewilting phase
Harvest date April until early May (if sowed very early cutting before winter)

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Cover crop programme 2019

You will find the viterra® cover crop blends at page 34ff.

Order form viterra 2019

Order form for viterra® Cover Crop Blends (German language)