Bulb turnips offer an ideal summer feed for milk production or young stock (e.g. Barkant® or Cleancrop™ Toto turnip) or a summer/autumn/winter feed for stock (e.g. Green Globe or Cleancrop™ bulb turnip ).
While leafy turnip cultivars (e.g. Pasja II forage brassica and Cleancrop™ leafy turnip) are a multi-graze option that can offer up to four summer grazings. Early maturing with the first grazing possible from 42 to 70 days after sowing. Less requirement for ripening than rapes.
Barkant® bulb turnip is the highest yielding summer bulb turnip available in New Zealand. A high quality feed with a high metabolisable energy (ME) value to achieve greater animal performance.
A multi-purpose turnip suitable as a summer, autumn and winter feed option. Green Globe turnip is the reliable turnip that delivers good dry matter yields for grazing animals.
Fast-establishing, high quality feed with the first grazing possible at 42-70 days after sowing.
Turnips are a spring/summer/early autumn sown bulb and leaf crop providing a single grazing. Spring sown turnips are generally early maturing, tankard bulb types such as Barkant® or Cleancrop™ Toto providing a high quality, energy-dense feed and a good protein source when summer pasture quality is low. Summer/early autumn sown turnips are generally later maturing, globe bulb types with improved winter-keeping ability such as Green Globe or Cleancrop™ bulb turnip.
Spring sow for summer feed. Late summer/early autumn sow when moisture permits for winter feed.
Leafy turnips are a spring sown, multi-graze brassica crop that can offer three to four grazings. Leafy turnips are earlier maturing than forage rape, whereby the first grazing is possible from 42 days after sowing.
Generally, leafy turnips are spring sown to provide a high-quality summer feed for drystock farming systems. Leafy turnips are a shallow-rooted, swollen bulb crop and therefore, they are susceptible to drought and poor soil fertility. In dryland environments, Pallaton Raphno® with increased drought tolerance may be more suitable.
Toto turnip is a high yielding, summer and autumn bulb turnip with early maturity, allowing it to be grazed from 55 days after sowing. A tankard bulb shape alongside great bulb softness promotes excellent crop utilisation by grazing animals. Toto is also part of the Cleancrop™ Brassica System with the added benefit of a herbicide resistance trait, which allows the application of Telar® herbicide at both pre- and post-emergence for excellent weed control.