• Height: 60-150 cm
  • Loose panicle
  • Root: epigeogenous rhizome, lateral roots

Environmental needs

  • Undemanding in relation to soil conditions
  • Sensitive to drought


  • Grain
  • Catch crop
  • Forage, silage

Green manure

  • Medium green manure yield
  • “Recovery crop”: disrupts the reproduction of many cereal pests and reduces diseases
  • Root secretions (coumarin, scopoletin) disrupt the transmission of Gaeumannomyces graminis (take-all)

Function within TerraLife®

  • Shallow rooting
  • „Recovery crop“
  • Mycorrhization

TerraLife® mixtures