Appin Forage Turnips

APPIN FORAGE TURNIPS

Turnips are used for grazing, livestock eat the tops and then consume the turnip roots.  During the first 45 days, primarily tops are produced.  Grazing can begin when the tops are about 12" tall.  Protein levels in the tops average 20-25%, or about twice what the roots contain.  Relative Feed Value of the tops is between 250 and 300.  From 60-90 days, the roots develop.  Plants will average about 15% of their volume in tops and 85% in the roots.  Livestock dig up and eat the roots into the fall.

Seed 50-60 days before a killing frost.  Plants will not survive the winter.

Appin turnips are forage turnips.  The produce many more growing points on the crown and produce more tonnage than purple top turnips.  The turnip, or bulb, is also smaller.  The bulb is deeper in the ground than the purple top or tankard type turnips, reducing the chance of the animals digging out the turnip early or destroying the crown while grazing.



Price (PLS lb):
$3.00
Seeding Rate (lbs per acre): 2-4
 Lbs/Bu: 52
 Average seeds per lb:
174,000
Seeding Date:
Aug. - Sept.
 Days to Germinate:
14


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