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viterra® Cover crop blend


... suitable for late sowing


  • The white mustard ALBATROS and indian mustard ENERGY allow extremely late sowing (to end September)
  • The linseed supports the rooting of deep soil layers
  • Not winter-hardy species make mulch sowing of following cultures easier
  • Ideal before maize and also suitable as a catch crop after an early maize harvest
  • Low seed bed requirements enable easy and cost-effective sowing
  • viterra® SCHNELLGRÜN LEGUMINOSENFREI is especially recommended for maize crop rotations and water protection

Blend details:

Seeds % : 39 % White mustard ALBATROS
21 % Linseed
21 % False flax
19 % Brown mustard ENERGY
Free of crucifers : no
Free of legumes : yes
Winter hardy : no

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • EFA-compliant
  • Green manure
  • Humus formation
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Mulch sowing

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 8
Protection against erosion: 8
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
Humus formation: 7
Cold- and frost resistance: 2
Drought tolerance: 8
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tuft root
Rooting depth 120 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 15 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period Early August to mid-/late September - 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 seed or spreader

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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)