Green Catch Crops

Fodder Radish (Raphanus sativus L. var. oleiformis Pers.)

Fodder radish is suitable as a catch crop when sowing in August. Although early sowing (late July - early August) is possible, the use of nematode resistant (against beet cyst nematode and root knot nematode) varieties is recommended.

Cultivar Ploidy Ground cover Lateness of flowering Plant height Nematode
resistance
Variety list
Brutus (4x) √√√√ √√√ √√√ √√ B, NL
Dux (2x) √√√ √√ √√ √√ B
Lucas (4x) √√√√ √√√ √√ NL
Sirius (2x) √√√ √√ √√√ √√ B, NL
Cassius (2x) √√ √√√ √√√ √√ B
Sixtus (4x) √√√ √√√√ √√ √√ B, D
Nero (4x) √√√ √√√ √√ D
Maximus (4x) √√√ √√√ √√ √√√√ D, NL
Guillotine (2x) √√√ √√ √√√ √√√

NL

White Mustard (Sinapis alba L.)

Compared with fodder radish, yellow mustard has the advantage that it can be sown until the first half of September.
When early sowing (late July - early August) is possible, the use of nematode resistant (against beet cyst nematode and root knot nematode) varieties is recommended.

Cultivar Ploidy Ground cover Lateness of flowering resistance Plant height Nematode
resistance
Variety list
Polka (2x) √√√ √√ √√ B
Swing (2x) √√√ √√ √√ √√ B
Salsa (2x) √√√√ √√√ √√ √√ B
Meringue (2x) √√√ √√ √√√ √√ B
Flamenco (4x) √√√ √√√ √√√ √√ NL
Solea (2x) √√√ √√ √√√ √√ B
Chacha (4x) √√ √√ √√ √√ B, D
Rumba (2x) √√ √√√√ √√ D

Rye (Secale cereale L.)

When only very late sowing is possible (end of October) Rye (winter rye) can be used as a catch crop.

Cultivar Ploidy Ground cover Tolerance to diseases Variety list
Jobaro (4x) √√√ √√√ B