Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV)
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Legume cereal mixtures - Energy crops

Harvestable cover crop or main crop mixture

A cultivation system which provides biogas plant operators with an attractive alternative to silage maize due to its many benefits. All components are sown at the same time, which saves time and money. Legumes and cereals grow together in harmony and the undersowing provides a further yield when the whole crop silage (WCS) has been harvested. These combinations greatly improve the humus balance in intensive biogas crop rotations and improve the organic matter content.

There is an increasing demand for winter-hardy mixtures that can be reliably drilled until early October. WinterGreen, a combination of rye and ForageRooter, meets the DSV requirements for cover crops. The mixture can be successfully sown late, and its biomass yield is increased by the grass and vetch components. Liquid manure can be applied to the mixture in autumn, following winter cereal crops.


70% Forage rye
15% Italian ryegrass
10% Vetch
5% Crimson clover
If a certain variety is unavailable it will be replaced with equivalents.

Cultivation Instructions

Sowing RateFor greening: 70 kg/ha; For chopping: 90-110 kg/ha
Date for SowingMid September - beginning of October
LocationAny site
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