Growing swedes

lloyd

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Herefordshire
Toying with the idea of growing some ,how much of a risk of crop failure ?
Is anyone growing them with a companion crop?
We've been growing turnips successfully for years just fancy more output!
Ideas, thoughts please.
 
Asked wynnstay rep about mixing maincrop turnips with swedes 50:50 and he said the turnips will outgrow them and not worth doing but he's the only one I heard it from
 
I see someone mixed some into Kale and rape ?
I know I've seen a mix of rape kale swedes and turnips listed in a seed catalogue but it was something like 1/4kg swedes in 2kg/acre mix. I just wonder about timing because swedes are going to need longer to grow before grazing than everything else
 
If it’s done with a precision drill have seen alternating 2 or 3 rows at a time with kale. We have struggled with weeds and flea beetle. But great crop if you can get them away.
 
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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has issued new advice to help growers understand the importance of measuring pest populations before any decisions are made on insecticides. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Ahead of the trapping season, the PGRO has produced a new masterclass video to help growers understand how to trap and assess pest populations. The key advice is that using a range of preventative tools will be crucial for farmers looking to reduce cases of pea and bean weevil, pea moth, and silver Y moth this spring, while finding more sustainable ways of farming in line with new agricultural policy, according to the PGRO’s research and...
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