Catch crops
HAJNALKA Buckwheat Buckwheat


Advantages

robust and neutral for subsequent crop

Name addition
Buckwheat Buckwheat
  • fast and lush growth
  • good soil cover and weed suppression
  • low site and nutrient requirements
  • Many mid-fine thread roots in the topsoil bind phosphorus and calcium
  • freezes safely
  • suitable as autumn bee pasture 
Included in blends: viterra® SPRINT ÖKO

General description


 General description
- - - - - - - - - - 0 + + + + + + + + + +

---- = very low resistance/early/short, ++++ = very high resistance/late/long

Agronomic features
Weed suppression
Protection against erosion
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
Humus formation
Cold- and frost resistance
Drought tolerance
Type of root
Tuft root
Rooting depth
30 cm

Representative
P.H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH
All variety descriptions have been prepared in accordance to the best of our knowledge, considering trial results and observations. A guarantee or a liability in individual cases is not possible, because the growth conditions are subject to substantial fluctuations.

Cultivation

Crop rotation suitability
Maize
+
Cereals
+
Oilseed rape
+
Sugar beets
+
Potatoes
+
Intensive crops
+
Legumes
+

Cultivation recommendations
Recommended sowing rate
60-80 kg/ha
Sowing depth
2-3 cm
Sowing period
Early June until mid-August as a cover crop
Fertilization
Basic fertilization: P2O5 60 to 80 kg/ha K2O 60 to 80 kg/ha Do not use chloride-containing fertilisers! No limescale immediately before cultivation! Nitrogen fertilisation: 60 to 80 kg/ha less Nmin; with too much nitrogen increased weed growth, longer flowering time, delayed ripening! Organic fertilisation to previous crops, not immediately before buckwheat! High demand for trace elements (boron, molybdenum). 
Crop protection
Usually there is no plant protection required

Representative
P.H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH
All variety descriptions have been prepared in accordance to the best of our knowledge, considering trial results and observations. A guarantee or a liability in individual cases is not possible, because the growth conditions are subject to substantial fluctuations.