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If looking to grow fodder beet, talk to the specialists Since fodder beet’s recent introduction back into the New Zealand farming system the crop’s benefits have been well proven. Its use has grown significantly and the market is expanding with the arrival of mechanical beet harvesters and wintering barns. Seed Force Territory Manager David Walsh explains; “the majority of fodder beet is still predominantly used for grazing in-situ with farmers getting great results from SF Brigadier. With farmers realising the potential of beet as a high energy feed source and a way of increasing production it is now being used outside of the traditional winter months. This has led to investigation into autumn and spring feeding of harvested beet; Seed Force is at the leading edge of this technology in New Zealand and offers varieties specifically for this purpose”.
seeds), when using a precision drill. For mechanical harvesting: your sowing rate will generally be increased to 120,000 seeds per hectare, this will be dependent on the required row spacing and machine type— consult your contractor/ATS representative before planting. “Proper paddock preparation is one of the most important aspects of growing a successful fodder beet crop. By doing this well and following
“Once a grower has determined what kind of beet system they will be using, whether grazing in-situ, harvesting or a combination of both, a growing plan must be put in place and some key steps followed. Get good advice from your local ATS representative and as long as the key requirements for growing the crop are met, fodder beet need not be difficult to grow”, David says. Some specific agronomic tips are needed in relation to paddock selection and preparation prior to sowing fodder beet, David includes these below: • Select free draining paddocks that are able to be prepared to a good standard. • Avoid paddocks where previous crops have had residual chemicals applied—check the paddock history. • Soil test early using a 150mm soil probe. Test pH of paddocks being considered for fodder beet well before sowing. A pH above 6 is required, ideally 6.2. • Spray out and prepare seed bed as early as possible, using a double spray programme. • A fallow period should be used to help conserve soil moisture. • Fertiliser use should be based on recent soil tests, with a focus on K levels. Fertiliser should not be applied with the seed. • A fine, firm seed bed is essential (heel indent should just be seen). • Apply insecticides prior to or at drilling if required, monitor for insect pests post establishment. When ordering your seed, different sowing rates are used for grazing or harvesting types. For in-situ grazing: Sow one full box per hectare (80,000
sound advice once planted will help ensure a good result”, David says. Mid Canterbury farmer Darryl Butterick followed the advice from his ATS representative Steve Lawson and was impressed with the outcome; “we’ve been growing SF Brigadier for a few years and this has been our best result yet-winning the 2012 Mid Canterbury winter feed final with a high yield and exceptional quality. We’ve been grazing bulls on the crop and it’s amazing how quiet and content they are with no fighting. They really do well on the Brigadier, even some wild ones from the Chatham Islands! The ease of feeding with the bulbs out of the ground and the high utilisation on the Brigadier really is unmatched”, Darryl says. For more information on SF Brigadier or Seed Force’s other exciting beet varieties and how they can fit into your farm system contact your local ATS representative. Article supplied by:
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