CIVASTO is an early variety with a leaf to root ratio of 50:50. It fits well into the rotation after barley, rye or other crops with similar harvest times. Broad leaves and good vigour make CIVASTO a high yielding turnip for grazing and/or harvest with a yield stability. Due to CIVASTO’s ideal sowing window from late July to mid-September and its short vegetation period, CIVASTO makes a great forage producer. Especially to prolong the availability of green fodder from October to December. When CIVASTO is sown to be harvested as forage, a lighter soil is recommended. This ensures the yield/forage is clean and not contaminated with clods of soil. CIVASTO has good winter hardiness and therefore it maintains its palatability and resistance to bolting and club root.
5-7 kg/ha (Row spacing: 40-50 cm; Spacing within the row: 8-10 cm)
Date for Sowing
late July to mid-September
Soils: lighter (when harvested), fresh, high in humus, calcerous. Climate: high humidity
100-160 kg/ha N (preferably liquid manure)
requires little warmth, prefers high precipitations