The cover crop mix Rigol DT (deep tillage) is extremely effective in penetrating compacted soils thanks to the intensive rooting activity of the plant types in the mix. Numerous root channels are formed, which are used by the follow-on crop to rapidly reach rooting depth. At the same time, Rigol DT ensures good soil shade and rapid fine-root penetration of the top soil layer, as well as good above-ground biomass production. The legume fraction leads to good humus and nutrient accumulation. The low carbon-to-nitrogen ration allows rapid nitrogen availability for the following crop. Rigol DT is recommended for soils with poor iron availability (pH>7).
- Specially developed for compacted soils
- Puts down very deep roots
- Many years of proven success
- Included species: Abyssinian cabbage, black oat, buckwheat, Egyptian clover, linseed, phacelia, Persian clover, sunflower, tillage radish
The TerraLife cover crop mixes were developed in Germany by a company with over 90 years’ experience in cover crops. These mixes were created to loosen up the soil between crop rotations and to improve soil fertility and health. The intelligent combination of different species leads to increased biodiversity above and especially below the soil surface. These mixes all include a proportion of quick-growing species to suppress weeds and stop soil erosion efficiently.
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