Stubble Turnips Barabas

High leaf to bulb ratio resulting in high levels of protein

  • Fast Growing catch crop
  • Very suitable for grazing
  • Flexible sowing period
  • Very good early vigour
  • UK Proven, highly palatable with good disease resistance
  • Quick to mature
  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Sheep

Stubble Turnips have a high leaf to bulb ratio resulting in high levels of protein, and a tankard bulb shape to enhance utilisation

 

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

 

Management Advice

Plant two-thirds of the crop area in early maturing Barabas 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%
Barabas
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
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