CLEANCROP™ IS YOUR ALL-IN-ONE CROP AND WEED MANAGEMENT PACKAGE.
A high yielding bulb turnip suitable for summer, autumn and early winter feed.
A high yielding, intermediate-height kale with a high leaf-to-stem ratio. Excellent crop utilisation by animals due to single plant selection for soft stems. Very good winter hardiness and excellent pest and disease tolerance.
A high yielding, yellow-fleshed, main crop swede with medium maturity. Along with a similar dry rot and clubroot tolerance to Aparima Gold swede, Hawkestone also has a good tolerance to powdery mildew.
A fast-establishing, multi-graze variety with reduced flower bolting and 25% more total yield from multiple grazings than Pasja II leafy turnip. A flexible option for summer and autumn feed for all stock classes.
A high-yielding, multi-graze forage rape with very good leaf percentage and excellent crop ultilisation by stock.
Sarge is a short to medium type kale, which offers an alternative to Kestrel kale when a high degree of weed control is required via the Cleancrop™ system.
An early maturing, high yielding summer turnip - the latest release to the Cleancrop™ Brassica System range.
Just plant the herbicide resistant Cleancrop™ seeds and then spray Telar® herbicide within 48 hours to control 23 problem weeds taking root, leaving all the goodness in the soil for your crop to thrive on. With reduced competition from weeds, crop yield and your return on investment goes up.
CONTROL WEEDS within 48 hours of sowing*
NO MOISTURE REQUIRED# to activate Telar® herbicide
NO SOIL INCORPORATION REQUIRED
ADAPTABLE TO METHOD OF SOWING
*For weeds listed in table below that require Telar® applied as a foliar spray at post emergence, an application can be made when the crop is at the fourth-true leaf stage or later.
**When applied pre-emerge Telar® is taken up through the roots of weeds when conditions promote their growth.
Telar® herbicide deals with 23 weeds during sowing and frees up nutrients for your crops to thrive
Telar® herbicide controls the following weeds:
Apply Telar® at the pre-emerge stage within 48 hours of sowing.
|Californian Thistle*||Hawksbeard||Scotch Thistle||White Clover|
|Chickweed||Nodding Thistle||Shepherd's Purse||Wild Turnip*|
|Cornbind||Rayless Chamomile||Spurrey (Yarr)||Willow Weed|
|Dandelions||Redroot||Stinking Mayweed||Yellow Gromwell|
|Docks||Scarlet Pimpernel||Twin Cress|
*Apply Telar® post emerge when Cleancrop™ brassicas are at the fourth-true leaf stage. Do not apply after the 6-8 leaf stage. Consult your accredited Agent/Retailer to order your second Telar® spray.
All Cleancrop™ Brassica System cultivars are ordered on a per hectare basis and include 20 g/ha Telar®.
|Leafy Turnip||4 kg/ha|
|Bulb Turnip (Summer)||2 kg/ha|
|Bulb Turnip (Winter)||1 kg/ha|
|Toto Turnip||2 kg/ha|
|Hawkestone Swede||1 kg/ha|
|Hawkestone Swede (Pelleted)||90,000 seeds/ha|
|Firefly Kale||4 kg/ha|
|Sarge Kale||4 kg/ha|
The Cleancrop™ Brassica System is unique. PGG Wrightson Seeds sell it as a package, i.e. Seed + Chemical. One item cannot be purchased without the other. Agents/ Retailers have to be accredited to sell the Cleancrop™ Brassica System to ensure stewardship is maintained.
The grazing withholding period following the use of Cleancrop™ rape, kale and leafy turnip is 28 days after application, and 42 days after Telar® application for Cleancrop™ bulb turnip, Toto turnip and Hawkestone swede.
For more information and/or to place an order, talk to your local accredited seed retailer.
Where: Kakahu Angus, South Canterbury
Farm Type: Sheep, Beef & Dairy
Who: Jeremy Winchester
Tucked between Fairlie and Geraldine in South Canterbury, Kakahu Angus is a 1,600 ha sheep, beef and dairy operation, with 1,000 breeding cows, 430 dairy cows and 2,400 breeding ewes.
At Kakahu Angus, all stock winter on farm, so a successful winter crop is vital. But what started as a small patch of wild turnip was spreading further each year, creating real concerns for the farm’s brassica cropping programme.
Jeremy Winchester, Ag Manager at Kakahu Angus, first heard about the Cleancrop™ Brassica System from his local field rep. When he was told it was an effective all-in-one solution that could control his wild turnip problem, he “pulled the trigger and gave it a whirl.”
“It’s great to be able to remove brassica out of a brassica”
The Cleancrop™ Brassica System combines the power of broad-spectrum herbicide Telar® and plants bred to resist it. And for Jeremy, the simplicity of the system has been key. “It’s really easy to use and gives us more options.”
He started using Cleancrop™ Firefly kale last year and was able to effectively control problem weeds within the crop. This has been crucial to the success of this year’s brassica crops and has also helped protect the property from potential diseases often carried by wild brassica.
Jeremy plans to continue using Cleancrop™ Firefly kale to help clean up the paddocks. And with the short 3 month plant back period for grasses, clovers, and herbs, he plans on also using Cleancrop™ Toto turnip as a summer crop on the dairy platform to control dock without compromising autumn establishment.
Where: Rosyln Downs, Southland
Farm Type: Sheep & beef
Who: Quentin & Andrew Miller
Located at the base of the Hokonui Hills in Southland, the Miller Family (Quentin, Jason and Andrew) have been farming at Roslyn Downs for over 60 years.
They have grown traditional swedes and have been happy with them as a brassica crop but needed a better system for weed control. The wild turnips have especially taken off, compromising the crop yield potential.
Their local field rep knew the weed history of the land and recommended they try the Cleancrop™ Brassica System as an effective solution to help clean out the paddock.
The Cleancrop™ Brassica System combines the power of broad-spectrum herbicide Telar® and plants bred to resist it—for the Millers this meant they were able to spray the herbicide to tackle problem weeds at the time of sowing, stopping that wild turnip in its tracks.
They’ve also been impressed with the drought tolerance through a dry season in Southland and the good disease
tolerance with no signs of any mildew, dry rot, or clubroot.
This has been the Millers first year using Cleancrop™ Hawkestone swede and when asked if they’d consider the Cleancrop™ system again next year, it was a resounding “yes”.
Farm Type: Dairy
Who: Grant & Charlotte Bennett
Pahiatua dairy farmers Grant and Charlotte Bennett needed a high quality summer protein feed and cleaner new pastures to help maximise their dry matter (DM) production and Cleancrop™ Toto turnip ticked all the boxes.
The Bennetts were able to use Telar® to target and control their key problem weeds from the time of sowing, giving the turnips the best possible start. Weed competition can reduce the nutritional value of crops and cause a significant reduction in yield.
Last spring, they planted 15 hectare (ha) of Cleancrop™ Toto turnip to bolster their summer feed budget and despite being drilled in wet conditions, the crops produced 13-14 tDM/ha.
Achieving a high yielding crop in a short timeframe diluted their fixed costs and provided a low-cost, reliable feed supply over the summer months. And the crop-fed cows have had a higher quality diet resulting in improved milksolids production and maintained body condition.
And they couldn’t be happier.