Only available one month before planting season
Kg/ha 5 - 6
Planting time January - March
PURPLE MAMMOTH TOP TURNIP
Brassica campestris spp. Rapa
Purple Mammoth Tops turnips are a popular option in cover crop and forage mixtures. Their large taproot has the potential of reaching down to 1.5m – playing a significant role in alleviating compaction, aerating the soil, and improving water infiltration.
The turnip’s quick establishment and dense leaves cover the soil and effectively suppress weeds. Brassicas are known for their ability of capturing residual soil nitrogen after a crop harvest.
5 – 10 t DM/ha/season
Depending on environmental conditions and management
Aerates the soil
Palatable to livestock
Drought tolerant once established
Cost effective crop