Stubble Turnip - Samson

High leaf to bulb ratio resulting in high levels of protein

  • Stubble turnips have a high leaf to bulb ratio resulting in high levels of protein, and a tankard bulb shape to enhance utilisation.
  • SAMSON is a variety which has been very successful wherever it has been used throughout the UK and with some farmers proclaiming as the best stubble turnip variety they have encountered!
  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Sheep

Advantages

  • High leaf to bulb ratio resulting in high levels of protein
  • Full-leaved late tetraploid bulbing with very good early vigour
  • Proven very palatable to grazing animals with good disease resistance
  • Early maturing (60-90 days) for excellent summer/winter feed

 

Expert Advice

Plant two-thirds of the crop area in early maturing SAMSON and one-third with a late maturing variety, such as BARCOLI, at the same time (not together). This will provide a high quality summer feed that can be grazed from 60-150 days after sowing.

 

Utilisation: Graze in situ

Sowing period: Spring & autumn

Utilisation period: Summer & winter

Days to maturity: 60 - 90 days

Soil type: Grows on most soils ideally with a pH of 6 - 6.5.

Seed bed: Firm, fine level seed bed, can be drilled into cereal stubbles

 

Always ensure a run back area, fibre, fresh water and mineral source is available for grazing livestock

 

Sowing Rates

Drilled, natural seed 5 kg/ha -  Broadcast, natural seed 7.5 kg/ha. An increased sowing rate will increase leaf percentage and reduce bulb growth.

 

Spring sown at 3kg/acre (7.5kg/ha) for high leaf percentage

Autumn sown at 2kg/acre (5kg/ha) for larger bulb percentage.

 

Pack sizes: Available in pack sizes of 5kg or 25kg 

Composition
Variety
Species
100%
Samson
Stubble Turnip
Specifications
Spring sowing rate/acre
3kg/acre
Spring sowing rate/ha
7.5kg/ha
Autumn sowing rate/acre
2kg/acre
Autumn sowing rate/ha
5kg/ha
Pack sizes
5kg; 25kg
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Stubble turnip

Stubble Turnips have a high leaf to bulb ratio resulting in high levels of protein. The tankard shape bulb enhances utilisation by the grazing animal and these can be fed to sheep or cattle

Stubble Turnips have a high leaf to bulb ratio resulting in high levels of protein. The tankard shape bulb enhances utilisation by the grazing animal and these can be fed to sheep or cattle

Stubble Turnips have a high leaf to bulb ratio resulting in high levels of protein. The tankard shape bulb enhances utilisation by the grazing animal and these can be fed to sheep or cattle