Tadorne

Very high yielding sugar beet.

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  • Sowing Time Late September 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

Tadorne is a sugar beet from Florimond Desprez. It has a very low soil tare and is only suitable to be mechanically harvested and not grazed in-situ. Tadorne has an upright leaf habit, with white bulbs of a very high drymatter percentage. Tadorne has had outstanding yield results in New Zealand conditions for the last six years.

  • True monogerm cultivar
  • Very high drymatter type (20-26%*)
  • 20-30% of bulb above ground
  • Tolerant to Rhizomania
  • Above ground bulb colour: white

*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) 100,000-120,000 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% 20-26%*
Seed Type True monogerm
In-situ Grazing  Not suitable
Mechanical Harvesting Good for lifting
  • Sowing Rate 100,000-120,000 lifting
  • Sowing Time Late September 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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