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viterra® Cover crop blend

SOMMERFUTTER A2

... feed blend for harvest in first growing year

Benefits:

  • Composition as recommended quality standard mixture A2
  • Provides additional quality food as summer cover crop
  • Combination of Annual and Italian ryegrass provides well structured ruminant suitable fodder
  • The mass-produced Italian ryegrass allows a winter greening after the harvest
  • viterra® SOMMERFUTTER A2 has a high pre-crop value due to good root-growth and condition

Blend details:

Weight % : 67 % Italian ryegrass
33 % Annual ryegrass
Free of crucifers : yes
Free of legumes : yes
Winter hardy : yes

Crop rotation suitability:

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

Usage:

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

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 3
Protection against erosion: 6
Humus formation: 5
Drought tolerance: 5
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 45 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 4 cm
Sowing period Late June to late July (for greening until the end of August)
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 As green forage with loader wagon, for silage use with loader wagon or with chopper after prewilting phase
Harvest date October

21.06.2019 06:16:05 // 6.00

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)