Barkant Forage Turnips
Barkant turnips are an excellent, early maturing large purple, tankard shaped bulb type turnip.
Barkant turnips have a high leaf to stem ratio and and provide very high contentrations of protein, sugar content and leaf yields.
Barkant turnips are able to provide multiple harvests with the correct grazing management.
Barkant Turnips are ideally suited for grazing and it is common to obtain 4-6 tons of dry matter per acre of this high-energy feed.
Plant at 1/4″ depth in a well prepared seed bed in the spring or early fall.
Seed can be broadcast or no-tilled into suppressed sod but planting rate should be increased by 20-30%.
Brassicas like moist soils with good soil drainage and grow best on soils with a pH between 5.3 and 6.8 with medium levels of phosphorus and potassium. Apply 50-75 pounds of nitrogen at planting. If tillage is conducted let the first flush of weeds germinate then till the field one more time to control weeds. After final tillage pass, firm soil with a cultipacker then either drill or broadcast seed.
60-90 days Maturity