Stubble Turnips

Stubble turnips are a very economical fast growing catch crop. They can be grown on a wide range of soil types with a target pH of 6.5 although they are more robust against acidity than other brassica options. Often grown straight after cereals but can be a higher yielding choice sown midsummer where they will reach their full potential in 12-14 weeks. The fertiliser should all go into the seedbed with a top dressing of nitrogen applied if necessary. Ideally suited to sheep grazing where it should be strip grazed to ensure they clean up the crop and don’t waste any of the valuable bulbs.
Summer buffer for dairy cows
Easy to establish
Palatable and easy to digest
Good winter feed for sheep or cattle
Good resistance to bolting
Can be sown after harvest

Sowing Rates

Direct drilled - 2kgs/acre
Broadcast - 3kgs/acre

Sowing Period

May to August

Utilisation Period

August to February

Stubble Turnips
Sheep & Lambs
Autumn & winter use
Dairy & Beef
Summer & autumn use

All Stubble Turnips Varieties

Tyfon

A very fast growing hybrid, virtually bulbless
Type
Leafy
Relative DM Yield %
79
Relative Fresh Yield %
75
DM Content %
13.9
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Whitestar

Winter hardy and palatable forage crop
Type
White Globe
Relative DM Yield %
84
Relative Fresh Yield %
81
DM Content %
13.9
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Rondo

Very quick establishing, green skinned with good winter hardiness
Type
Green Globe
Relative DM Yield %
94
Relative Fresh Yield %
88
DM Content %
13.9
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Samson

Shown to be preferentially grazed which can lead to higher intakes and live weight gains
Type
Purple Tankard
Relative DM Yield %
103
Relative Fresh Yield %
108
DM Content %
13.9
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Skyfall

Fast growing leafy forage crop for summer use
Type
Leafy
Relative DM Yield %
87
Relative Fresh Yield %
70
DM Content %
13.9
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Frisia

Fast growing leafy forage crop for summer use
Type
Purple Tankard
Relative DM Yield %
-
Relative Fresh Yield %
-
DM Content %
-
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Marco

Early maturing tetraploid variety
Type
Purple Tankard
Relative DM Yield %
-
Relative Fresh Yield %
-
DM Content %
-
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