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.
Varied mixture for main crop and summer catch crop cultivation. Supresses weeds and provides greater yield stability compared to sole crops. As a main crop, yield of 9-13t DM/ha are commonly obtained.
|13 %||Common vetch|
|13 %||Forage peas|
|13 %||Annual ryegrass|
|Sowing Rate||120-160 kg|
|Date for Sowing||March to early April as a main crop, from 5th July as summer catch crop|
|Location||average to good sites|