Phacelia

Phacelia - Phacelia tanacetifolia - Facelia - Phazelie - Phacélie
Sowing rate
10-12 kg/ha
Season
Summer
Sowing depth
2 cm
Row distance
As cereals
Fertilizer
60 kg/ha
Note
Annual plant

Phacelia is a crop with a strong autumn growth. It is an appropriate green manure in a N-rich stubble, in which it can produce a high biomass and catch nitrogen from leaching. Phacelia suppresses weed well and is neutral to nematodes however, it is not frost resistant. This crop produces abundant purple flowers which attract insects. It can therefore be used in bee-keeping.