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Benifits

● Very fast growth.
● Provides a high protein forage,
● Large Leaf.
● Suitable for all classes of livestock and wildlife.
● Deep taproot, provides good drought tolerance.
● Assist in improving soil tilth.

Description:

Turnips  provide fast growth, high protien and  a good food source for most classes of livestock.  Turnips provide a excellent early grazing when planted in the fall,  which makes these and other brassica especially valuable during periods of hay and forage  shortages. They are best planted in mixes of ryegrass and small grains.  

Because of the moisture content is high in the leaf, is is best to provide supplimental dymatter such as hay to reduce scours.  

Planting Information:

Planting Rate 
   Drill/Row
1-4 lbs/acre
   Broadcast:
2-5 lbs/ acre
Planting Depth:
1/4-1/2 inch
Perfered Soil Type:
 Widely Adapted 
Perfered Soil pH
5.4-8.0
Rainfall Requirments
18-30 inches
Flood Tolerance
Poor
Drought Tolerance:
Fair-Good 
Cold Tolerance:
Fair

SOIL HEALTH BENIFITS:

Nitrogen Fixation:
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Nitrogen Scavenging:
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Nutrient Recycling:
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Erosion Control:
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Weed Suppression:
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Plant Growth Characteristics:

Life Cycle:
Annual
Season of Use:
Winter/ Spring
Native/Introduced:
Introduced
Growth Habit:
Erect
Plant Height:
12-24 Inches
Seedling Vigor
Fair-Good
Method of Reporduction:
Seed
Reseeding Traits:
Fair -Good
Recovery after Clipping:
Fair

Plant Use:

Grazing
   Contiuous Grazing
Fair-Poor
   Rotational Grazing
Good- Excellent
  Hay
Fair-Good
Livestock
    Cattle
Excellent
     Horses
Fair-Poor
     Sheep/Goats
Good- Excellent
Wildlife:
    Deer
Good
    Quail
N/A
    Dove
N/A
    Turkey
N/A