Brunium

Very good resistance to rhizoctonia.

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  • Sowing Time October to early November
  • Grazing Seasons Autumn, Winter
  • Time To First Grazing Anytime after all herbicide, fungicide and insecticide grazing withholding periods are met. Typically 24-28 weeks to reach yield potential

Brunium is an ideal cultivar where a history of Rhizoctonia has been experienced on farm. It is highly suitable for both grazing and lifting.

  • New breeding release from Florimond Desprez
  • True monogerm cultivar
  • Medium-high drymatter type (16-20%*)
  • Oval bulb shape, approximately 40-50% of bulb above ground
  • Above ground bulb colour: red

*Variation in DM % can occur under different sowing rate and/or environmental conditions. Northern North Island drymatters have consistently been lower than stated. 

 
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Sowing & Establishment

Suggested Sowing Time Late September to early November
Suggested Sowing Rate (seeds/ha) 80,000-90,000 grazing
100,000 lifting
Time to First Grazing Anytime after all herbicide, fungicide and insecticide grazing withholding periods are met. Typically 24-28 weeks to reach yield potential
Number of Potential Grazings 1
Potential Yield (t DM/ha)

Average = 18-22

Top = 30 +

Bulb DM% 16-20%*
Seed Type True monogerm
In-situ Grazing  Very good option
Mechanical Harvesting Good for lifting
  • Sowing Rate 80,000-90,000 grazing, 100,000 lifting
  • Sowing Time October to Early November

VARIETIES

Agricom has been supplying fodder beet to farmers for a number of years, and in that time has conducted research into cultivar performance, crop husbandry and animal feeding techniques. Agricom has partnered with world leading French fodder beet breeding company, Florimond Desprez, to access new genetics for improved yield and quality. Table 1 shows the varieties Agricom markets in New Zealand.

TABLE 1: FODDER BEET VARIETY BULB DM %
Low Medium High Sugar Beet

Feldherr
12-15%

Jamon
16-18%

Bangor
16-18%

 

Brunium
16-20%

   

Enermax
19-21%

Tadorne
20-26%

 

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