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Brassica napus

Forage rape is a quick growing, leafy brassica plant. Forage rape can be sown from spring to autumn. The species provides a very palatable, high yielding, protein rich forage option. It can be grazed, used in cut-and-carry systems, or made into hay or silage.


It is fast to establish – effective in suppressing weeds.

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  • Builds organic matter

  • Helps to improve soils structure

  • Good soil cover

  • Frost tolerant

  • Improves water infiltration and water holding capacity

  • Fast growing annual

  • Suppresses weeds

  • Improved soil nutrient availability

  • Alleviates soil compaction

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