Characteristics:Fodder Turnips

  • Turnips in general take 12-14 weeks to mature.
  • It can be sow in a mixture with ryegrass and chicory/clover.
  • Sowing time is from September to late January.
  • Sowing rate:  2-4kg/ha
  • This is an inexpensive source of roughage, which has been the saving grace of many farmers with livestock in dry years. It is especially good as roughage for sheep and can be grown with cereal crops like oats and stolling rye.
  • It needs good autumn rains to get it established, to bulk up for winter feeding.

 

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SEEDING
KG/HA
RAINFALL
MM/YEAR
SUITED
REGIONS
PLANTING
MONTHS
USES
Fodder Turnips
  • Mamoth
  • Purple-Top
  • Green Globe
4-5
Sown in rows
500mm apart and
15-20mm in the row
350 from
Jan to march or irrigation
Eastern Cape
Eastern Free State
North West Province
Mpumalanga
KZN
Mid Jan to mid Feb in cooler areas.

Mid Feb to mid March in hot areas

Well-drained clay soils which retain moisture are best. Bring soil nutrient status to required levels as per analysis

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