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viterra® Cover crop blend


… WCS (whole crop silage) usage before winter


  • For increase in biomass after WCS or an early cereal harvest with the cut used before winter
  • viterra® GRANOLEG supplies additional nitrogen for stressed sites thanks to its common vetch content and keeps the crop green for longer (optimized harvesting window)
  • Increased crop reliability through a balanced composition of different cereal components
  • Good shading promotes tilth and maintains soil life

Blend details:

Weight % : 30 % Spring triticale
20 % Spring forage pea
20 % Spring oat
20 % Spring rye OVID
10 % Saia oat / Bristle oat PRATEX
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


  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Nitrogen fixation

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 6
Protection against erosion: 5
Humus formation: 5
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 150 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 3 cm
Sowing period Early March to late May or early June to early August - depending on location!
Fertilization An early fertilization to promote the initial development is recommended.
Crop protection Usually there is no crop protection required
Sowing method Drill sowing ensure high crop emergences
Harvest Standing crop at yellow ripeness
Harvest date June/July for early sowing, October/November for sowing in summer

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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)