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Catch crop cultivation



Catch crops have an immense value for soil health and fertility. They are a simple tool for exploiting  the  soil‘s  full  potential  and  at  the  same  time,  for  saving  operating  resources such as crop protection agents and fertiliser.

The following are suitable for use as catch crops:

  • Alfalfa and other clover varieties
  • Grasses
  • Mustard
  • Forage rye
  • Fodder radish
  • Phacelia
  • Forage rape
  • Peas

These and other varieties can also be used in mixtures.

With  all  catch  crops,  the  desired  effect  is  only  obtained  when  the  seed  is  evenly  distributed  over  the  whole  surface.  Broadcast  seeding  is  the  most  effective  method  in most cases.


PS 300 M1

MT2 M1


Other advantages of catch crop cultivation are:

  • Reduction in soil erosion
  • Weed and pest suppression
  • Improving the friable structure of the soil
  • Increasing biological activity
  • Enrichment of the soil with an easily biodegradable organic substance
  • Improved utilisation of farm fertiliser
  • Option to use for forage
  • Regeneration of the soil
  • Legumes serve as nitrogen accumulators

The  combination  of  field  passes  by  using  APV  catch  crop  seeders  on  e.g.  cultivators  or  
disc harrows saves unnecessary field passes. APV implements enable the seeding of catch crops and nurse crops at very small rates.


Find the fitting product for your field of application under the following links:

Single Disc Spreaders ES
Single Disc Spreaders ES
Twin Disc Spreader ZS
Twin Disc Spreader ZS
Multi-Metering System MD
Multi-Metering System MD
Pneumatic Seeders PS
Pneumatic Seeders PS
Machine Carrier MT
Machine Carrier MT
Rotary Hoe RS
Rotary Hoes RS
Tined Weeder
Tined Weeder




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