Jamon

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

Jamon is a very uniform, mono-germ cultivar that has been evaluated in New Zealand for a number of years. It is an orange skinned cultivar with a bulb drymatter percentage of between 16 -18%, similar to many current industry products. Jamon is French fodder beet breeders Florimond Desprez’s most popular product and with our New Zealand experience we believe it complements Agricom’s current fodder beet range.

  • True mono-germ cultivar
  • Medium to high drymatter type (16-18%)
  • 50% of bulb above ground
  • Very good resistance to bolting
  • Above ground colour: Orange

 

 
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Sowing & Establishment

Suggested Sowing Time Late September to Early November
Suggested Sowing Rate (seeds/ha) 80,000 (precision sown)
Time to First Grazing Anytime after all herbicide 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% 16-18%
Seed Type True mono-germ
In-situ Grazing  Most suited
Mechanical Harvesting May be lifted, not ideal
  • Sowing Rate 80,000 (precision sown)
  • 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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