Barkant Forage Turnips

Barkant Forage Turnips

$59.75 $57.36 per 25 lb. bag

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Barkant forage turnips are a common forage on many grazing dairy, beef and sheep farms across the country.  An excellent forage choice for extending the grazing season into late fall and early winter.

  • Vigorous white turnip
  • Good leaf & root yield
  • Ideal for grazing
  • High-energy feed
  • High sugar & dry matter content
  • Multiple harvest potential

Orders placed after October 1, 2018 is considered a Prepay order for 2019. Prepay orders are shipped around the first of March 2019. Please note in the comments if you need the seed shipped prior to that. 

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Description

Barkant forage turnips are an improved forage turnip variety from Barenbrug USA.  Bred for leaf production, Barkant forage turnips out yields most other turnip varieties available.  Barkant forage turnips are a very vigorous diploid turnip variety with a purple tankard root in which 50% of the bulb is on top of the ground.  Barkant forage turnips has a high bulb yield with good top growth.  It also has high sugar content which provides winter hardiness and increased palatability.  Barkant forage turnips  have good tolerance to bolting and under a correct grazing management system can provide multiple harvests with up to 4-6 tons per acre of dry matter production in 60 to 90 days.  Barkant forage turnips are also suitable for stockpiling or strip grazing with cattle or sheep.

Suggested seeding rates:  Seed 3-5 lbs/acre alone, 1-3 lbs/acre in a mixed stand.

Approx. seeds/lb.:  200,000 – 220,000

Seeding depth:  Seed ¼” to ½” deep in a firm, moist seedbed.

Ave. Emergence time (days):  7

Preferred soils:  Well-drained soils with balanced fertility.  Fields should be free of perennial weeds and any herbicide carryover.

Management suggestions:  Use 60 lbs N/acre at planting.  Strip graze to minimize waste.

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