Purple Top Turnip Cover Crop Plant

Purple Top Turnip

Established in mid- to late summer, Purple Top Turnips are used for grazing early fall into late winter. Turnips and annual ryegrass make a good fall feed when broadcast into corn or soybeans before harvest. The turnip tops and bulbs are both edible, highly digestible and a good source of sulfur.

Key Benefits

  • Used for early fall through late winter grazing

  • Highly digestible

  • Good source of sulfur

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nitrogen Source
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 3 – 5
Broadcast: 4 – 6
Aerial: 4 – 6
Seeding Depth 0.25″ – 0.75″
Minimum Germination Temperature 45° F
Interseed Yes
Seeds/LB 192,800

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nitrogen Source
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 3 – 5
Broadcast: 4 – 6
Aerial: 4 – 6
Seeding Depth 0.25″ – 0.75″
Min. Germ. F° 45° F
Interseed Yes
Seeds/LB 192,800