Forage Rape
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Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
Giant English Broadleaf Annual, Winter

Leafy, upright forage crop, 0.5 – 1.0 m tall

Medium tuber/bulb

Leaf blade is glabrous or with a few bristle hairs; upper stem leaves lanceolate; 10 – 30 cm long

Oval shaped seeds; 60 000 – 70 000 seeds/kg

Quick and abundant feed

High digestibility and grazing crop

Crude protein: 15 – 25 %

Digestibility: 60 – 80 % DMD

Dry matter production: 2 - 7 t/ha/annum Grazing & rotational crop

Grows across a wide range of soil types, avoid waterlogged soils

pH range of 5.3 – 6.8

Plant during January – March, earlier in cooler areas

Seeding rate 1.5 – 2 kg/ha dryland and 3 – 5 kg/ha irrigated


Sub Zero* Broadleaf Annual, Winter (Plant middle summer for autumn/winter utilization)

Leafy, upright forage crop, 0.5 – 0.75 m tall

Leaf blade is glabrous or with a few bristle hairs; upper stem leaves lanceolate; 10 – 30 cm long

Oval shaped seeds; 60 000 – 70 000 seeds/kg

Palatable, high protein pasture

Good regrowth with multiple grazing

Crude protein: 15 - 25 %

Digestibility: 60 – 80 %

Dry matter production: 2 - 7 t/ha/annum Grazing & rotational crop

Grows across a wide range of soil types, avoil waterlogged soils

pH range of 5.3 – 6.8

Plant during January – March, earlier in cooler areas

Seeding rate of 12.5 – 20 kg/ha dryland and 10 – 25 kg/ha irrigated