BENEFITS OF GROWING SWEDES:
Early varieties (those with low dry matter) sow mid-May, depending on last frost. Late varieties sow mid April to no later than early June (mid-June down South)
September – February
Time to mature
Less than 20 weeks
How to utilise
Can be grazed in situ or lifted and stored. Advisable to strip graze to reduce wastage.
The closer the spacing the smaller the bulb and later harvesting can be delayed without the roots becoming too large. Risk of flea beetle attack, most varieties available flea beetle treated.
Sowing rates of swedes depends on your row width and seed spacing. Please use the table below:
SOWING RATES FOR GRADED SEED (Grams/acre)
All varieties above can come treated with Cruiser SB (subject to continued EU approval). Cruiser provides control of a wide range of early season sucking and chewing, leaf-feeding and soil-dwelling insect pests, such as aphids, wireworms, flea beetles, and leafminers.
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