CIVASTO is an early variety with a leaf to root ratio of 50:50. It fits well into the rotation after barley, rye or other crops with similar harvest times. Broad leaves and good vigour make CIVASTO a high yielding turnip for grazing and/or harvest with a yield stability. Due to CIVASTO’s ideal sowing window from late July to mid-September and its short vegetation period, CIVASTO makes a great forage producer. Especially to prolong the availability of green fodder from October to December.
When CIVASTO is sown to be harvested as forage, a lighter soil is recommended. This ensures the yield/forage is clean and not contaminated with clods of soil.
CIVASTO has good winter hardiness and therefore it maintains its palatability and resistance to bolting and club root.
|Date for Sowing||late July to mid-September|
|Location||Light, fertile soils|
|Fertilisation||100-160kg/ha (preferably liquid manure)|
|Special attributes||Requires little warmth and prefers high rainfall.|