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    Cover Crop mixtures for vitality.


Sustainable. Diverse. Tailor-made. KWS FIT4NEXT offers cover crops mixtures that suit your farm. Keep your crop rotation and soil FIT, bind CO2 and build up humus.

Cover crops play a vital role in sustainable agriculture.

Cover crops improve soil health, prevent erosion, suppress weeds, and provide a habitat for beneficial organisms.The best mix for a particular situation depends on factors such as climate, soil type, cropping system, and management goals. Experimentation and adaptation are key to finding the most effective cover crop mix for a specific farm. KWS offer a vast portfolio of specialised mixes.

All of our mixtures are specifically tailored to the respective main crop - to ensure that you always achieve the best from those cash crops. After all, together we are strongest - just like the cover crop mixture and the main crop. With this smart duo, you not only keep your crop rotation and soil FIT, but also bind CO2 and build up org. But, just read for yourself!

Why do cover crops belong in every crop rotation?


Cover crop mixtures are true root artists: with their combination of taproots and tufted roots, these little helpers loosen the soil and promote soil life at the same time.


More is more: cover crops are masters in biomass growth. So it's no wonder that areas cultivated with cover crops are the winners in terms of humus. And they prevent erosion at the same time.


Agriculture as a climate protector: with cover crop mixtures, you actively bind carbon in the soil. That is the essence of sustainability.

Potential Benefits

  • Improve crop yield and quality
  • Nitrogen fixation, uptake and release
  • Nutrient uptake
  • Weed suppression – allelopathic response and competition
  • Pest suppression – bio-fumigation effects
  • Reduce soil erosion and runoff
  • Improve soil health and fertility – soil organic matter, soil physical properties and soil biology
  • Livestock forage
  • Biodiversity benefits
  • Habitat for natural enemies
  • Rotational benefits

Potential Problems

  • Increased pests and diseases – green bridge linking cash crops
  • Increased weed issues – due to volunteer cover crops plants in cash crops
  • Rotational conflicts – brassicas then OSR
  • Management issues such as pre-emptive competition, difficulty to destroy cover crop and establishment of following crop
  • Increased costs/workload
  • Benefits may not always be immediate

Your cover crops contacts

Kirsty Richards
Kirsty Richards
Conventional Crops Product Manager
Tel.: 07748 960726
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Olivia Bacon
Olivia Bacon
UK Conventional Technical Manager
Tel.: 07966 058875
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