Major Plus is a traditional yellow-fleshed swede with a early maturity date and soft bulb easily consumed by animals. A suitable option for early winter feed before moving stock onto a later maturing Clutha Gold swede crop for mid- to late-winter grazing.
Flesh colour: Yellow
Number of grazings: 1
Conventional sowing or direct drilling 0.8-1.5 kg/ha
Pelleted 90,000 seeds/ha
"Over the last couple of years we have changed our major Plus planting rates and have found that 1.2 kg of seed/ha provides good leaf percentage and excellent bulb yield. We follow best management practice and crop tonnage is always consistent at around 18.5 tonnes, year after year"