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Turnip (Purple Top)

    Description

    Purple top turnips have been a staple grazing brassica for many years and are commonly used in late summer planted grazing mixes, often with a cool season cereal. Turnip bulbs are storehouses of nutrition and energy and are very valuable to winter grazers.

    Turnip (Purple Top)

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      $3,395.00

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      Seeding Rate: 5-6 lbs per acre.

        Description

        Purple top turnips have been a staple grazing brassica for many years and are commonly used in late summer planted grazing mixes, often with a cool season cereal. Turnip bulbs are storehouses of nutrition and energy and are very valuable to winter grazers.
        When is the right time to plant?

        Turnip (Purple Top) has a minimum germination temp of 45 °F. Reference your average soil temperature to determine ideal planting time.
        Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

        Basic Info

        N Fix Potential None
        Seeds/lb 170000
        C/N at Maturity Low
        Growth Habit Upright
        Root Type/Depth Medium Taproot
        Cold Kill 10 °F
        Dry Matter Potential 1.5 - 2.5 tons/acre

        Use & Characteristics

        Maturity 70-150 days
        Lasting Residue Poor
        Palatability Very Good
        Hay Harvest Poor
        Regrowth Poor
        Deep Compaction Fair
        Surface Compaction Excellent
        Weed Suppression Very Good
        Crimp Kill Moderate

        Planting

        Plant Depth 1/4 - 1/2"
        Min Germ Temp 45 °F
        Drilled Seed Rate 5-6 lbs/acre
        Broadcast Seed Rate 8-10 lbs/acre

        Tolerance

        Heat Good
        Drought Fair
        Shade Very Good
        Wet Soil Good
        Low Fertility Fair
        Low pH Soil Good
        High pH Salinity Fair
        High pH Calcareous Good

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