Mammoth Purple Top
Grown in a wide range of soils
The crop can be grown on a wide range of soils including sandy loams, silts peat or clay loams. The desirable soil properties needed are - ease of working, good aeration, good structure and sound drainage.
The majority of turnip crops are now sown with precision drills which require a level seedbed. Drilling in spring or summer should be made with minimum cultivation passes to reduce compaction. Later drillings are often made in hot, dry conditions so try and undertake the seedbed cultivations in early spring to reduce moisture loss. Weeds can be eliminated between seedbed preparation.
The multi-purpose performer
SUMMER CROP - Green Globe turnip can be used as a summer feed option with all livestock. On dairy farms, turnips fill the feed gap and maximise milk production. When Green Globe is utilised in conjunction with an earlier maturing turnip variety, it results in an extended grazing period of between 60-120 days. This is because the earlier variety can be grazed from 60 to 90 days and the Green Globe from 90-120 days.
LATE AUTUMN/WINTER FEED - Green Globe
turnips are ideal for late autumn/winter feed in more challenging environments. Planted in
summer they can be grazed 90-120 days after sowing, they do not require a specific ripening