Turnips Seeds


Seed Specs

  • Average seed per pound: 192,800
  • Emergence time: 4 – 10 days
  • Minimum soil temperature for germination: 45 degrees Fahrenheit


  • Drill: 1 – 3 pounds per acre
  • Broadcast with light incorporation: 1.1 – 3.3 pounds per acre
  • Aerial or surface seeding: 1.2 – 3.6 pounds per acre

Cover Crop Information

Turnips are an excellent cover crop when grazing will take place on the cover crop. They are good at capturing nitrogen and have the ability to suppress weeds. They are good for extending the grazing period on a field and work best when mixed with grass or cereal type cover crops for maximum benefit.  Turnips are much more cold tolerant than radishes, therefore making them more ideal for grazing.

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