Geronimo Fodder Beet is a newly released mono-germ fodder beet originating from France. It has a yellow – orange tankard shaped bulb that sits approximately 45% above the ground. It is a high yielding variety with medium dry matter content at 15-17% DM, with very good tolerance to the diseases Rhizomana, Ramularia and Mildew. The crop can be grazed in-situ, or be lifted and fed whole or chopped.
In southern Australia & Tasmania, Geronimo Fodder Beet should be sown in spring whilst moisture is still present and grazed or harvest in the second half of Autumn and into Winter.
Benefits of Geronimo Fodder Beet
- Consistently high yielding with medium Dry Matter content bulbs
- Large top growth
- Very good tolerance to the diseases rhizomania, ramularia and mildew
- Very good bolting tolerance
- Suitable for sheep, cattle and deer for grazing in-situ, or lifted
- Available in handy 0.5 hectare carry bags
|80,000-100,000 seeds per hectare
|200+ days from sowing to grazing
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