Maximising yield dilutes fixed costs (e.g. drilling, fertiliser, crop protection etc.). Growing a cultivar that maximises yield in a short time frame, such as Cleancrop™ leafy turnip, is a great way to reduce the cost per kilogram of dry matter (kg/DM).
Plus, by eradicating key problem weeds that take away moisture and nutrients from the crop, plants have what they need to grow like gangbusters.
Cleancrop™ leafy turnip is also bred with a smooth leaf that animals find palatable, offering good crop utilisation (75%) and is resilient enough to offer multiple grazings.
Figure on right: 3 trials: Kimihia (2013, 2014, 2015). In these trials conventional herbicides were used on both Cleancrop™ leafy turnip and Pasja II. Telar was not applied. Where Telar was used for Cleancrop™ leafy turnip and no herbicide applied to Pasja II we would expect higher yields for Cleancrop™ leafy turnip.
Leafy turnip is part of the Cleancrop™ Brassica System, a simple weed management solution that combines the power of broad-spectrum herbicide Telar® and plants bred to tolerate it.
*For the weeds controlled by Telar that require Telar applied as a foliar spray at post-emergence, an application can be made when the crop is at fourth-true leaf stage or later.
#When applied pre-emerge Telar is taken up through the roots of weeds when conditions promote their growth.
Using a simple-to-manage finishing system based predominantly on Cleancrop leafy turnip over summer, this year we traded and finished 65000 lambs