A semi-tropical crop, one of the most commonly traded commodities in the world.
Pack Size & Seed Rate
Dwarf: Mr Buster - 25kg (1ha)
Dwarf: Monday - 25kg (1ha)
Dwarf: Birdgo - 25kg (1ha)
Medium: Capetown - 10kg (0.5ha)
Tall: Jumbo - 10kg (0.5ha)
Ideal to plant around the edge of a maize crop to keep it warm, forming like a box hedge.
Birdgo can supply a useful amount of small seeds from December to February.
Ideally May - June, but will still produce good cover if planted up to mid-July.
Fairly fine. Do not plant until soil temperature has reached 12°C over a five day period.
Drill at a depth of 1 inch and width of 16-24 inches.
Very light - try to avoid any compaction.
(soil index 2)
Same as maize: N 40kg/ha; P 60kg/ha; K 180kg/ha.
Bugs & Beasts
Because of its poisonous nature it rarely gets attacked and is quite useful for protecting other more susceptible crops.
Similar to maize. Pre-emergence chemical can be used and there are a few products which can be used post-emergence (see your advisor).
Not normally affected.
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