Rapeseed

CSBR040
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Brassicas

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Rape’s rapid forage growth produces quality pasture equivalent to alfalfa, with a crude protein value around 16-17%. Boasted for its…

Rape’s rapid forage growth produces quality pasture equivalent to alfalfa, with a crude protein value around 16-17%. Boasted for its nutrient scavenging abilities, rape can accumulate potentially large amounts of residual N up to 120lbs N/A. Also, root exudates secreted by rape are known to aid in turning insoluble P into a more available form. Rapes seed cost is by far the cheapest of all the brassica species, generally less than $1/lb. Adding rape in between wheat crops has been shown to greatly reduce take-all in wheat. Rape has an excellent, deep penetrating tap-root with a dense fibourous root mass surrounding the tuber.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
70-150
Seeds/lb
175000
C/N at Maturity
Low
Growth Habit
Upright
Root Type/Depth
Medium Taproot
Cold Kill (F)
0
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
1 - 2.5

Use and Characteristics

N Fix Potential
Lasting Residue
Fair
Palatibility
Very Good
Hay Harvest
Fair
Regrowth
Good
Deep Compaction
Good
Surface Compaction
Good
Weed Suppression
Good
Crimp Kill
Moderate

Planting

Plant Depth
1/4 - 3/4"
Min Germ Temp(F)
41
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
6-8
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
10-15

Tolerance

Heat
Good
Drought
Good
Shade
Good
Wet Soil
Fair
Low Fertility
Fair
Low pH Soil
Good
High pH Salinty
Good
High pH Calcareous
Good