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.
The combination of vetch, rye and grass provides impressive biomass, stable yields and improved biodiversity. Grass not only increases first cut yields, but also supplies additional high yields when sown as a secondary crop after the first cut. A vetch/Rye mix without grass is ideal for very dry sites; this mixture is also available with hybrid rye.
|Sowing Rate||110-140 kg|
|Date for Sowing||September - mid October|
|Location||Any site including drier ones|