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viterra® Cover crop blend

BODENGARE

... high share of legumes for better soil fertility

Benefits:

  • Promotes tilth, revegetation and crumb formation for increased soil fertility, free of grasses
  • viterra® BODENGARE is suitable for cover cropping for soil regeneration after very early harvest, very little seed formation
  • Consistent tilth supports flow of air and water and prevents slurry seal coating
  • Enriches plant community and habitat for insects and beneficial organisms
  • Collects additional nitrogen due to high share of legumes
  • Free of crucifers, therefore especially suitable for oilseed rape crop rotation
  • viterra® BODENGARE is also available as an organic - mixtures

Blend details:

Seeds % : 33 % Persian clover FELIX
25 % Phacelia ANGELIA
23 % Berseem clover
13 % Common vetch
3 % Spring forage pea
2 % Blue lupine ILDIGO
1 % Sunflower
Free of crucifers : yes
Free of legumes : no
Winter hardy : no

Crop rotation suitability:

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

Usage:

  • EFA-compliant
  • Green manure
  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Mulch sowing

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 5
Protection against erosion: 6
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 1
Humus formation: 6
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
Drought tolerance: 6
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tuft root + Tap root
Rooting depth 150 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 50 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 3 cm
Sowing period Mid-June to mid-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

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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)