Enermax

Lifting and grazing option

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

Enermax was bred specifically for farmers wanting to lift, store and feed fodder beet to animals. It produces bulbs with a consistent size and height. The yield potential is high and the high bulb drymatter percentage (19-21%*) is an advantage for lifting.

Enermax is a modern monogerm hybrid variety with high-quality seed for consistent establishment.

  • True monogerm cultivar
  • High drymatter type (19-21%*)
  • 40-50% of bulb above ground
  • A great choice for lifting
  • Uniform bulb size and height
  • Above ground bulb colour: white/green

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

Average = 18-22

Top = 30 +

Bulb DM% 19-21%*
Seed Type True monogerm
In-situ Grazing  Possible but not preferable
Mechanical Harvesting Most suited
  • Sowing Rate 100,000 lifting, 80,000-90,000 grazing
  • Sowing Time Late September to late October

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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