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viterra® Cover crop blend


... free of crucifers and early growing


  • Being free of crucifers, viterra® UNIVERSAL can also be used in oilseed rape crop rotations
  • Universally usable due to drought stress tolerance components
  • Quick shadowing preserves tilth and suppresses weed
  • Binds remaining nitrogen in the ground and other nutrients in zones close to the roots
  • viterra® UNIVERSAL increases biodiversity and interrupts diseases’ life cycles
  • Phacelia and clover blossom attracts many insects
  • viterra® UNIVERSAL is especially recommended for oilseed rape crop rotations

Blend details:

Seeds % : 49 % Phacelia ANGELIA
27 % Saia oat / Bristle oat PRATEX
18 % Berseem clover
6 % Persian clover FELIX
Free of crucifers : yes
Free of legumes : no
Winter hardy : no

Crop rotation suitability:

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


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

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 7
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 4
Drought tolerance: 8
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high
Type of root Tuft root
Rooting depth 80 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 25 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 - 3 cm
Sowing period Early July to early 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)