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For fast greening and nematode control
Name addition
Nematode resistant Oil radish
  • Beet Cyst Nematode control at a high level, up to 90% reduction of Heterodera schachtii (resistance level 2)
  • MERKUR is resistant to Meloidogyne chitwoodi (officially tested in the Netherlands)
  • Rapid, healthy initial development with rapid soil coverage ensures effective weed suppression and good tilth formation
  • Widely branched and deep root system with low tendency to radish formation
  • Nutrients are conserved during winter and protected from being shifted into rootless soil layers
  • MERKUR is ideally suited as a cover crop before sugar beet and potatoes


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

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

Classification Bundessortenamt
Resistance against Heterodera schachtii
Resistance level 2
Initial mass formation
Tendency to flower
Resistance to lodging

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

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

Cultivation recommendations
Recommended sowing rate
25 - 30 kg/ha
Sowing depth
2 - 3 cm
Sowing period
July until middle of August - depending on location! Early sowing for succesful nematode control.
Fertilization
40 - 60 kg N/ha
Crop protection
Usually there is no plant protection required.
Sowing method
In order to gain a fast and even development of the oil radish plants, drilling after careful soil preparation is recommended.

Breeder
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.

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