Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV)

TerraLife® - The special Cover Crop Programme

TerraLife® cover crop mixes were developed to loosen up crop rotations and improve soil fertility and health. The intelligent combination of different species lead to increased biodiversity above and especially below the soil surface. The single mixtures were created to fit into special rotations and planting dates - taking the demands of the main crops into account. All of them include a proportion of quick-growing species to suppress weeds and stop soil erosion efficiently.  

TerraLife® mixes deliver a number of benefits compared with single crop sowings:

  • Combining different rooting systems leads to an intensive penetration of the whole soil profile, accompanied by stabilizing the soil aggregates and braking up compacted layers
  • Produces a greater amount of various root exudates for enhanced microbial activity and humus production
  • Mobilises nutrients, supplies nutrients to other plants in the mixture and to the following crop
  • Increases biodiversity
  • Compensates for biotic and abiotic stress factors
  • Suppresses weeds
  • Reduces nutrient losses via soil erosion or leaching
  • Reduces risk of lodging by providing crop support
  • Enhances the landscape with flowers


TerraLife® mixes guarantee a great biological diversity:


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