Southland Grain & Seed Ltd
Swede types - We have 4 main types of swede
1) Yellow flesh palatable i.e similar to the Doon major
2) Yellow flesh DM, concentrating on higher DM yields
3) Resistant swedes for weed control
4) Pelleted seed for precision drilled for maximum yield, often 16- 18 Tn/kg/DM
Normal yields are around 11- 14 tn/kg/dm.
All seed can be treated for protection against insects ie springtail and protection from diseases ie damping off disease.
CALL 0800 222 119 for more information or go down to the bottom of the page to order online.
Swede Comments - Disease control amongst varieties, mainly dry root and club root differ widely so it is very important to choose wisely. Swedes recommended for first crop only as disease resistant varieties are not good enough against full disease breakout.
If you know wild turnip will infest your preferred paddock there are two choices you can make either plant fodderbeet or HT swede.