TERRALIFE® FORAGEROOTER ORGANIC

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ForageRooter (Landsberger Mix) provides large quantities of fresh and dry matter with excellent feed value and good root structure. It has an above-average capacity for humus reproduction and leaves the soil in excellent condition. The growth can be grazed, used as fresh feed, ensiled or left as a mulching cover crop.

Components

Italian ryegrass, Crimson clover, Hairy vetch

If individual varieties/species are not available, they will be replaced by equivalents.

Italian ryegrass, Crimson clover, Hairy vetch

If individual varieties/species are not available, they will be replaced by equivalents.

Additional information

Special characteristics for all soils; high green and dry matter yield; high fodder value; large root mass; generally cultivated as winter catch crop.
Seed bed preparation The sowing depth is max. 2 - 3 cm. When preparing the seedbed, make sure that the requirements of fine seeds are taken into account (fine-crumbly, well reconsolidated seedbed). In order to save water, sowing should be done immediately after the combine threshing with flat tools. A combination of tillage and drilling (e.g. with mulch seed drills) is ideal. The use of rollers (e.g. Güttler roller) in combination with spreading or drilling technology can be very useful and efficient. Very good straw distribution is important. In the case of high straw quantities, care must be taken to ensure sufficient nitrogen compensation.
Sowing rate In case of poor external conditions, such as insufficient seedbed, late sowing date, insufficient nutrient supply and unfavourable weather, seed rates should be adjusted upwards.
Date for sowing The sowing times are to be adapted regionally. If, due to weather conditions or from the point of view of labour economics, rapid sowing is not possible, any advantage of the volunteer cereals must be prevented by appropriate tillage measures. Special attention should be paid to the swath area when straw has been harvested.
General cultivation instructions If sown too early and under stress conditions (especially drought stress), some plant species (buckwheat, mustard, oil radish, phacelia) may form seeds prematurely. In these cases, timely mechanical stopping of growth is recommended to prevent possible seed ripening. If the mixtures are left over winter, a mulching pass at the end of the vegetation is recommended to allow a safe freezing and even incorporation in spring. As a matter of principle, the vegetation should not be worked in green.
Special characteristics for all soils; high green and dry matter yield; high fodder value; large root mass; generally cultivated as winter catch crop.
Seed bed preparation The sowing depth is max. 2 - 3 cm. When preparing the seedbed, make sure that the requirements of fine seeds are taken into account (fine-crumbly, well reconsolidated seedbed). In order to save water, sowing should be done immediately after the combine threshing with flat tools. A combination of tillage and drilling (e.g. with mulch seed drills) is ideal. The use of rollers (e.g. Güttler roller) in combination with spreading or drilling technology can be very useful and efficient. Very good straw distribution is important. In the case of high straw quantities, care must be taken to ensure sufficient nitrogen compensation.
Sowing rate In case of poor external conditions, such as insufficient seedbed, late sowing date, insufficient nutrient supply and unfavourable weather, seed rates should be adjusted upwards.
Date for sowing The sowing times are to be adapted regionally. If, due to weather conditions or from the point of view of labour economics, rapid sowing is not possible, any advantage of the volunteer cereals must be prevented by appropriate tillage measures. Special attention should be paid to the swath area when straw has been harvested.
General cultivation instructions If sown too early and under stress conditions (especially drought stress), some plant species (buckwheat, mustard, oil radish, phacelia) may form seeds prematurely. In these cases, timely mechanical stopping of growth is recommended to prevent possible seed ripening. If the mixtures are left over winter, a mulching pass at the end of the vegetation is recommended to allow a safe freezing and even incorporation in spring. As a matter of principle, the vegetation should not be worked in green.

Crop rotations

Summer cereals, Winter cereals, Maize, Crucifers, Potatoes, Turnips
Summer cereals, Winter cereals, Maize, Crucifers, Potatoes, Turnips

Cultivation notes

Sowing rate 50 kg/ha
Sowing rate 50 kg/ha

All organic mixtures are produced with 100 % organic content, if possible, in accordance with the EU Organic Farming Regulation 2018/848. For mixtures with at least 70% organic content, the farmer must obtain approval from his inspection body for the use of the conventional content before sowing, starting with production in January 2022. We aim to use at least 2 varieties per ripening group for mix proportions of more than 20 % of one species and for German ryegrass. The choice of varieties may vary depending on production. If individual species or varieties are not available, they are replaced by equivalent ones. The seed strengths are calculated for an optimal seedbed; in case of poor external conditions - such as insufficient seedbed, late sowing date, insufficient nutrient supply and unfavourable weather - the seed strengths should be adjusted upwards.

All specified informations, recommendations and representations mentioned here are made to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee of completeness or accuracy. We cannot guarantee that the properties described are repeatable. All information is provided as an aid to decision-making. Deutsche Saatveredelung AG excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description. Mixture compositions may change if individual varieties are not available. As of 03/2022. Subject to change without notice.