Innovations in conventional catch crop cultivation
Niger is used mainly as a component of catch crop mixtures, but can also be sown alone as a catch crop. Its main feature of interest are its very attractive
bright yellow flowers, which entice pollinating insects such as bees.
Niger is very closely related to sunflowers, and can cope very well with late summer droughts. It is very frost-sensitive.
Sowing rate: 8-10 kg/ha
Sowing period: late July to September
Sowing depth: 2–3 cm
Distance between rows: as cereals
Fertiliser: 60 kg N/ha (can be in organic form)
Product no.: 400080