Stubble turnip

Stubble turnip - Brassica napus var. rapa - Stoppelknol - Herbstrübe - Navette
Sowing rate
1-2 kg/ha grazing, 5 kg/ha as cover
Late summer till mid/autumn
Sowing depth
1-2 cm
Row distance
As cereals
50-80 kg N/ha 25 kg P/ha 25 kg K/ha
Delilah, Rondo, Samson, White Star

The stubble turnip is a traditional stubble and forage crop. The optimal time for drilling is in the first part of August. Drilling can be done broadcasted or in rows, the sowing rate is about 1-2 kg/ha. Turnips are mainly fed fresh. This can be done by stable feeding or by strip grazing. Nitrogen should be applied in time because a high nitrate level in the crop at the moment of feeding can be dangerous for the animals. Turnips are also very suitable as a green manure crop. In that case, a higher sowing rate is recommended, about 5 kg/ha. After a soft winter, volunteers can appear. This can be avoided by careful soil preparation.

A very leafy variety, remarkable for its typical round white bulbs. Rondo gives a very high dry matter yield, both in leaf and root. Next to its excellent leaf quality, it is quite resistant to mildew.


A tankard type variety that develops huge bulbs of typical cylindrical shape with purple skin. Samson does produce high yields. The variety is well-known for its high dry matter content in the roots. The shape makes the variety easy to pull by cattle.


This variety has an excellent fresh and dry matter yield. It can be harvested early and has good night frost resistance.


A white-skinned round bulbed turnip variety. Good keeping quality and high forage quality up to the end of the season. Excellent frost tolerance.