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viterra® Cover crop blend


... free of crucifers and wintergreen


  • As a wintergreen cover crop with the possibility of applying farm-produced fertilizer in spring
  • Free of crucifers and therefore also suitable for use in oilseed rape crop rotations
  • Various blend partners for a wide range of applications
  • Wintergreen ryegrass increases protection against erosion and stabilizes the soil for the subsequent crop
  • viterra® UNIVERSAL WINTER binds nitrogen remaining in the ground and protects the groundwater

Blend details:

Seeds % : 46 % Italian ryegrass
44 % Phacelia ANGELIA
10 % Saia oat / Bristle oat PRATEX
Free of crucifers : yes
Free of legumes : yes
Winter hardy : yes

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

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 6
Protection against erosion: 9
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 8
Humus formation: 8
Cold- and frost resistance: 9
Drought tolerance: 6
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 45 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 3 cm
Sowing period Early July to mid-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 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)