Invitation

Swede

  • Late flowering
  • Yellow fleshed
  • High bulb and leaf yield
  • Good dry rot tolerance and resistance to club root and powerdy mildew
  • High bulb keeping and leaf retention in trials

    Invitation is a late maturing, yellow-fleshed swede, with high bulb and leaf yield. It provides excellent winter feed for sheep, cattle and deer.

     

    High yield & disease tolerance

    Invitation produces excellent total DM yields with good dry rot tolerance and resistance to club root and powdery mildew. Invitation is not recommended as a second crop.

     

    Late flowering

    Invitation is very late flowering, meaning the crop stays vegetative longer into spring than other cultivars. This minimises the chance of animal health problems associated with 'bolting' swede crops, as seen in spring 2014 in Southland. No issues were reported on Invitation swedes.

     

     

    Good leaf yield

    Invitation produces high leaf yields showing a significantly higher leaf percentage than other cultivars in trials. This lifts the overall protein level of the crop and is helpful when introducing swedes into an animal's diet, particularly for younger stock.

     

    Bulb & leaf keeping

    Invitation has shown high bulb keeping ability and leaf retention in trials, helping maintain its feed quality and quantity through to the end of winter.

     

    Using Invitation

     

    Composition
    Variety
    Species
     
    50%
    English Ryegrass
     
    50%
    Italian Ryegrass
    Swedes

    Swedes are a high yielding, slow maturing winter crop, used as a single graze option typically between June and August

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