Purple Top Turnips

  • Hardy, large-rooted brassica that produces abundant high quality forage below and above ground
  • Can yield up to 4 to 6 tons of DM/acre
  • High energy feed with 85% total digestible nutrients and 10% protein
  • Roots grow about half above ground
  • Excellent cover crop species; good competitor with weeds, scavenges N and other nutrients to prevent leaching

Best Use:

Cover crop and pasture forage. Has been pastured successfully with up to a foot of snow.

Management:

Add 50-100 lbs. N and medium rates of K and P. Ready to graze in 60-90 days.

Planting Date:

May to August

Seeding:

Seed 2-3 lbs/acre ¼ to ½ inch deep

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Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter Kill
Purple Top Turnips3-55-61-2220,000March-May, July-Sept ¼ - ½ inchYes
Cover Crop Radish (Daikon)6-88-92-325,000Aug-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes
Carwoodi Oilseed Radish6-88-92-325,000Aug-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes
Dwarf Essex Rape4-77-91-2145,000March-May, July-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes
Forage Kale3-44-51-2144,000March-May, July-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes
Pacific Gold Mustard15-2020-253-5180,000Feb-April, Aug-Sept¼ - ¾ inchYes
Yellow Mustard15-2020-253-5180,000Feb-April, Aug-Sept¼ - ¾ inchYes
Winter Camelina691-2400,000Sept - Oct¼ - ½ inchNo
Ethiopian Cabbage3-44-51-2144,000March-May, July-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes

FORAGE TURNIPS

  • Hardy, large-rooted brassica that produces abundant high quality forage below and above ground
  • Can yield up to 4 to 6 tons of DM/acre
  • High energy feed with 85% total digestible nutrients and 10% protein
  • Roots grow about half above ground

Best Use:

Pasture forage. Has been pastured successfully with up to a foot of snow.

Management:

Add 50-100 lbs. N and medium rates of K and P. Ready to graze in 60-90 days.

Planting Date:

May to August

Seeding:

Seed 2-3 lbs/acre ¼ to ½ inch deep

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