STUBBLE TURNIPS – A leafy, fast growing catch crop that is best strip grazed to limit waste. Popular with livestock farmers, stubble turnips may be sown after first cut silage for summer grazing or after winter cereals for autumn usage. There are two types of stubble turnip : Bulbing and Non-Bulbing(Leafy).

Characteristics:

  • Digestibility Value 68 - 70%
  • Crude Protein 17-18%
  • Metabolisable Energy 11MJ/kg DM
  • Sow May - September
  • Seeding Rate 3kg / acre
  • Fertiliser Depends on soil fertility – 250kg CAN or 18.6.12/Ha
  • Weed Control None
  • usually required Preferred Variety