Leafy turnips (Brassica rapa var. silvestris) are suitable as fast growing cover crops after maize or as a forage crop. Leafy turnips come into production early, due to their high early vigour. They can either be used in spring or autumn. As a forage crop, leafy turnips can be grazed 4 to 6 weeks after sowing. As a cover crop our leafy turnip varieties Avalon and Skyfall are interesting alternatives due to their winter hardiness, notably when sown late.
|Sowing rate||3-6 kg/ha|
|Season¹||Spring till early autumn|
|Sowing depth||1-2 cm|
|Row distance||As with cereals|
|Fertilizer||50 kg N/ha, 15 kg P/ha and 15 kg K/ha|
|Varieties||Avalon and Skyfall|
¹ Based on moderate climate zone (North-West and Central Europa)