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viterra® Cover crop blend

RAPS

… frost-susceptible blend without crucifers

Benefits:

  • Blend between phacelia ANGELIA, oil flax JULIET, persian clover and berseem clover, free of crucifers
  • Undemanding blend, not related to main crops (change of crops): ideal for crop rotation with cereal or oilseed rape
  • Dense rooting increases structure and supports air exchange in the soil
  • Phacelia and flax blossom are useful for bees and other insects
  • Components that freeze off easily enable undisturbed sowing of the following crop
  • No restrictions regarding nitrogen fertilization because of small share of legumes, < 30% (e.g. Lower Saxony)
  • viterra® RAPS is especially recommended for oilseed rape crop rotations

Blend details:

Seeds % : 53 % Phacelia ANGELIA
23 % Linseed
16 % Persian clover
8 % Berseem clover
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: 7
Protection against erosion: 6
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 3
Humus formation: 7
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
Drought tolerance: 8
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of rootTuft root + Tap root
Rooting depth80 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 15 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period Early July to late 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)