Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV)
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Niger (Guizotia abyssinica)


  • Leaves: lanceolate, serrated or margins entire
  • Height: up to 1.8 m
  • Flowers: yellow, 2-3 heads stand together
  • Root: Taproot with lateral roots, up to 30 cm deep


Environmental needs:

  • No special claims
  • pH value 5.3 to 7.3
  • Sensitive to frost



  • Catch crop


Green manure:

  • Susceptible to Rhizoctonia and Sclerotinia → keep care of position in crop rotations
  • Weed suppression
  • Dies off reliably with frost
  • Biomass rots easily (dark coloured)

Function within TerraLife:

  • Dry germinating
  • Shallow rooting
  • Tilth improver
  • Mycorrhization-promoter
  • Epigeogenous rhizome


TerraLife mixtures:

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