Fodder Beet

Enterprise Type

Sowing Rate

80,000 seeds/ha

Rainfall / Irrigation

  • True mono-germ cultivar
  • Medium-sized, uniform bulbs
  • High drymatter type (18-21%)
  • Very good leaf-holding ability
  • Very good resistance to bolting
  • 50% of bulb above ground
  • Above ground colour: Orange

Rivage is a very modern fodder beet having only recently been released by French breeders Florimond Desprez, one of the world's leading fodder beet breeders. It is a very uniform cultivar that has performed at a consistently high level in New Zealand.

Suggested sowing time: Late September to early November 
Suggested sowing rate (seeds/ha): 80,000 grazing (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% 13-15%
Seed type:  True mono-germ
In-situ Grazing:  Very good option
Mechanical Harvesting:  Not suitable

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