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Tyfon

Tyfon is a high yielding stubble turnip offering cost effective feeding solutions in summer, autumn and winter for sheep and cattle. Tyfon has a small bulb and a large leaf which is palatable for sheep and cattle. Also has good frost resistance making it suitable for winter grazing.

• Generally sown in the spring & utilised in the
summer months

• Can be grazed 60 days after sowing due to
its rapid growth

• Potential for regrowth

 

Sowing rate        2 to 3 kg/acre (if broadcasting use higher sowing rate)

Sowing Time      April – September

Sowing Depth    10 mm

Sowing Instructions        Soil test approximately 8 weeks prior to sowing. Cultivate to achieve a fine, firm seed bed. Ploughing will help level rough fields. Apply lime as per soil test results. Sow in good conditions (warm with rain forecast), no deeper than 10 mm. Roll well after sowing to ensure good soil/seed contact. Apply N, P & K as per soil test results and nitrates rules.

After sowing      Monitor for pest attack and seek advice where a problem arises

Fertiliser Rate   N, P and K guidelines for swedes and turnips (kg/ha) (Source: Teagasc Green Book)

Soil Index
  1 2 3 4
N (kg/ha)1 90 70 40 20
P (kg/ha) 70 60 40 402
K (kg/ha) 250 200 170 125

1Top-dressings are not usually required, however, following wet seasons where crops are backward, top dress with up to 30 kg/ha N

2If soil P value is above 15 mg/l, no fertiliser P is necessary

Uses      Dairy – Y

Cattle – Y

Sheep – Y

Grazing Management

  • Brassicas are low in iodine, copper, cobalt and selenium – a slow-release bolus will ensure animals receive adequate minerals
  • Supplementary fibre (e.g. silage, hay or straw) should account for 30% of the diet, with 70% coming from the brassica
  • Introduce stock to brassicas gradually (build up from 1-2 hours access per day to full time access over 10-14 days)
  • Always ensure animals have access to fresh water