Most years we grow20 ish acres of forage rape or swift after silage in late June .this year the field is smaller 12 acres and shallow.so looking to direct drill some forage or turnips.late May to get the same amount of feed.What are the options?
Sheep ?South West Scotland fault coastal. loam shallow and rocky no arable skills hear. looking to dd to leave stones where the are .male would be a option .but talk for fencing
I DD Massif maincrop turnips every year, to graze from Christmas to March. Yield better than swedes here, and establishment more vigorous to help get away from flea beetle & weed competition.Is for sheep to last to match though of main crop turnips wondering about dd ing them
When would you normally sow them . We used to Sow Swedes first week of May as they would just continue to grow before bolting in late MarchI DD Massif maincrop turnips every year, to graze from Christmas to March. Yield better than swedes here, and establishment more vigorous to help get away from flea beetle & weed competition.
They seem almost as frost hardy as swedes, although tops melt in the winter. Far higher yielding than Green Globe, and sheep seem to graze them better than GG too.
I assume you’re quoting per hectare?Think you said you were , direct drilling . Your weed control is roundup. Dont think there is anything you can used after. Any direct drill , seed rate i suggest is 1.5kg to 2 kg 1.5 if a good seed bed , if i was doing it I would mix a few onces of swede in just for verarity