Hawkestone swede is 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 disease tolerance to powdery mildew. With the added benefit of the Cleancrop™ Brassica System, Hawkestone swede is tolerant to Telar® herbicide application at both pre- and postemergence for excellent weed control. It is the first swede cultivar to be single plant selected for lower levels of grazing anti-nutritional glucosinolate compounds (progoitrin, glucobrassicin and neoglucobrassicin levels similar to Aparima Gold Swede).
Conventional sowing or direct drilling 1 kg/ha
Pelleted 90,000 seeds/ha