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viterra® Cover crop blend

SOMMERFUTTER

…grass-clover blend for harvest in first growing year

Benefits:

  • viterra® SOMMERFUTTER provides additional quality fodder as a summer cover crop
  • Lolium multiflorum provides sufficient structure, Persian clover is high in proteins
  • Vigorously growing Lolium multiflorum makes a winter vegetation after harvest possible
  • High pioneer value due to good root penetration and tilth

Blend details:

Seeds % : 48 % Persian clover
29 % Annual ryegrass
23 % Italian ryegrass
Free of crucifers : yes
Free of legumes : no

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
  • Protection against erosion
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • EFA-compliant

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 3
Protection against erosion: 6
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 1
Humus formation: 5
Cold- and frost resistance: 3
Drought tolerance: 5
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 25 - 30 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 and silage with loader wagon or with chopper after prewilting phase
Harvest date October

21.06.2019 06:15:57 // 10.00

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)