Topsoil

The best soil for your yield


We have developed four different catch crop mixtures for various crop rotations, adjusted to possible vegetation times and various crop rotations.

Objective is to achieve permanent soil productivity and a balanced topsoil content at the location. These mixtures consist of high quality, selected plant types which provide a valuable contribution to maintain soil fertility.

Why the mixture is important

  • Combination of root types
    Different root types combine the root penetration of shallow root plants (phacelia, buckwheat) and deep root plants (fodder radish, lupines) with the root penetration intensity of fine root penetration (phacelia) and tap roots (fodder radish).

  • Optimum usage of growth factors
    Mixtures utilise the growth factors water, light and nutrition more efficiently than pure seeds due to the different requirements. Mixtures achieve higher biomass and root yield.

  • Increase of microbial soil life
    Root excretions facilitate the biological activity in the soil. Depending on the type of plant, root exudates vary so that mixtures support the microbial soil life in a more complex manner than pure seeds.

  • Increased eco-valence
    The eco-valence is greater with the cultivation of mixtures, i.e. ensuring higher yield stability and reliability despite unstable weather conditions during different years.

  • Additional nitrogen fixing
    Mixtures with legumes increase the N-content of the soil. Nitrogen is essential for a high conversion rate in the humus formation.

  • Increase of bio-diversity
    The cultivation of mixtures increases the number of plant and animal varieties in the cultivated landscape.

  • topsoil kornpro EU

    The starter mix

    Components:

    • 40% yellow mustard
    • 40 % fodder radish
    • 20 % buckwheat

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  • topsoil multitalent EU

    The basis in catch crop cultivation

    Components:

    • 40 % buckwheat
    • 35 % lopsided oat
    • 15 % phacelia
    • 10 % Niger seed

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    Due to high demand, now topsoil multitalent EU with linseed instead of guizotia abyssinica topsoil multitalent EU with linseed instead of guizotia abyssinica

  • topsoil nemafern EU

    No chance for nematodes and weeds

    Components:

    • 60 % fodder radish
    • 20% yellow mustard
    • 20 % lopsided oat

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  • topsoil nitropro EU

    The balanced nitrate source for subsequent fruits

    Components:

    • 45 % bitter lupine
    • 25 % summer sweet pea
    • 20 % pea
    • 10% buckwheat

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  • topsoil winterfest

    Green in winter, usage in spring

    Components:

    • 65 % forage rye
    • 15 % Welsh ryegrass
    • 15 % winter sweet pea
    • 5 % crimson clover

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  • topsoil landsberger EU

    Sown late, mowed early

    Components:

    • 40 % Welsh ryegrass
    • 25 % winter vetch
    • 35 % crimson clover

    Characteristics:

    • high degree of topsoil formation due to long growing period
    • Suitable for greening and at the same time possible use as fodder or biogas substrate in spring
    • attractive catch crop in maize crop rotations

    Seed density: 50 - 60 kg/ha
    Sowing: until 20 September

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  • topsoil solapro EU

    For healthy tubers

    Components:

    • 45 % lopsided oat
    • 45 % fodder radish
    • 10 % guizotia abyssinica

    Characteristics:

    • effective biological nematode control in potato crop rotations due to lopsided oat and resistant fodder radish varieties
    • the longer the growing period, the longer the success of nematode control
    • flowering in autumn increases the attractiveness of fields in the landscape

    Seed density: 40 - 45 kg/ha
    Sowing: until 25 August

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  • topsoil kulturmix beta EU

    Diversity in beet crop rotation

    Components:

    • 30 % summer sweet pea
    • 20 % field pea
    • 20 % bitter lupine
    • 10 % lopsided oat
    • 10 % sainfoin
    • 5 % guizotia abyssinica
    • 5 % phacelia

    Characteristics:

    • high portion of legumes for cultivation with little addition of organic fertilisers
    • good phosphor decomposition due to lupine and phacelia
    • without cruciferous plants, suitable for any crop rotation

    Sowing time: ideally after whole-plant silage or early-vacating grain
    Seed density: 45 - 50 kg/ha
    Seed bed: harvest residues must be worked in well, drill sewing is of advantage
    N-requirement*: 20 - 40 kg/ha Subsequent crop: any type of crop, especially beet

    * the N-requirement may vary strongly, depending on the specific field. The preliminary fruit or the subsequent replacement should always be taken into account.

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  • topsoil kulturmix N-safe EU

    Optimum nutrient bonding

    Components:

    • 40 % lopsided oat
    • 15 % buckwheat
    • 15 % sunflower
    • 10 % phacelia
    • 10 % guizotia abyssinica
    • 10 % sorghum sudan

    Characteristics:

    • very good nutrient adoption ability, therefore particularly suitable for cultivation in water protection areas
    • without cruciferous plants, suitable for any crop rotation

    Sowing time: after grain until 25 August
    Seed density: 25 - 30 kg/ha
    Seed bed: Good working in of straw and removal of volunteer grain, drill sewing is of advantage
    N-requirement*: 50 - 70 kg/ha
    Subsequent crop: any type of crop

    * the N-requirement may vary strongly, depending on the specific field. The preliminary fruit or the subsequent replacement should always be taken into account.

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  • topsoil waterprotect EU

    Nutrient conservation up to spring

    Components:

    • 42 % winter turnip
    • 37 % yellow mustard
    • 21 % winter rape

    Characteristics:

    • Long nutrient retention due to high share of hardy components
    • ideal for maize and grain crop rotation
    • good late sowing compatibility

    Cultivation recommendation:
    Sowing date: until end of August
    Seed density: 15 - 20 kg/ha
    Seed bed: well mixing stubble processing, working in of volunteer grain
    N-requirement*: 50-70 kg/ha
    Subsequent crop: maize, grain

    * the N-requirement may vary strongly, depending on the specific field. The preliminary fruit or the subsequent replacement should always be taken into account.

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