variety finder

viterra® Cover crop blend


… against soil-borne harmful organisms


  • Control of soil-borne diseases such as Fusarium and Rhizoctonia through use of biologically active plant substances (principle of biofumigation)
  • Quickly growing blend for crop rotation with only little time available for cover cropping
  • viterra® BIOFUMIGATION development of leafy biomass
  • Shred growth as finely as possible at the time of full flower (7-8 weeks after sowing) and incorporate it into the soil

Blend details:

Weight % : 50 % Oil radish DEFENDER
50 % Brown mustard ENERGY
Free of crucifers : no
Free of legumes : yes
Winter hardy : no

Crop rotation suitability:

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


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

Agronomic features:

Weed suppression: 6
Protection against erosion: 7
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 5
Humus formation: 7
Cold- and frost resistance: 4
Drought tolerance: 6
bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 15 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period Early May 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 Drilling secures a good field emergence.

20.06.2019 06:07:37 // 7.00

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)