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Castle Mixture

Forage Rape

catch crop

BENEFITS OF GROWING FORAGE RAPE:

  • Fast growing leafy catch crop
  • Flexible sowing period.
  • High protein content
  • Winter hardy varieties
  • Fattens lambs

Sowing rates
Direct drilled 3kg/acre.  Broadcast 4kg/acre

Sowing dates
May to early August

Utilisation dates
September to January/February (in a mild winter it can last until March).

Time to mature
10-12 weeks

How to sow
Can be sown as a break crop between grass leys, a fine seedbed is required. Can also be sown after cereal harvest. Rolling after sowing will help reduce moisture loss.

How to utilise
Grazed in situ

rapetable

 foragebooklet

Click here to download our Forage & Root Crop Guide

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