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Winter roots and brassicas


COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME CULTIVAR TIME TO SOW SOWING RATE SITE PREFERENCE UTILIZATION
Fodder Kale Bassica oleracea Chou Moellier (Marrow Stem) Jan – March 3 – 4 Fertile soil rich in humus. A tall growing Brassica usually harvested in winter by picking off the leaves. May be sown later than fodder radish.
  Convar acephala Galega / Thousand head        
Fodder Turnip Brassica rapa Green globe / Early purple top Jan – April 3 – 4 Fertile soil rich in humus. Supplementary to ryegrass grazing. Usually pulled sometimes grazed by sheep. May be sown later than radish.
    Mammoth purple top        
Swede Brassica Napus Champion purple top Jan – April 3 – 4 Fertile soil rich in humus. Supplementary to ryegrass grazing. Usually pulled sometimes grazed by sheep. May be sown later than radish.
  var napobrassica American purple top        
Forage Rape Brassica napus Dwarf essex / Giant english Jan – March 3 – 4 Fertile soil rich in humus. Companion crop for annual ryegrass, also cover crop.
Forage Radish Raphanus sativus Nooitgedacht / Sterling Jan – March 2 – 5 Fertile soil rich in humus. A very heavy yielder. Utilised the same way as brassicas.

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