The fast autumn catch crop

  • Selected for low soil temperatures
  • Ideal for use after late (maize) harvest.
  • Fast-establishing, fast-developing.
  • Efficient mineral and nutrient fixing in the soil.
  • Deep-rooting, improves soil structure.
  • Suitable as forage crop.
  • Sown after harvest
  • Sown into maize crop
  • Sown into cereal crop
  • Sown into vegetable crop
Italian ryegrass
Westerwold ryegrass
Sowing rate (after harvest):
20 - 25 kg/ha
Sowing period:
sept. - dec.
Organic matter production
Nematode resistance
Root penetration in soil
Suitable for late sowing
Great germination / land cover
Frost sensitive
Green manure grasses

Grasses are highly valued as green manure crop, primarily because they form extensive root systems. This enables them to supply large quantities of organic matter to the soil, while their roots simultaneously improve soil structure.