Forage Rape

Traditionally grown as a livestock feed, it is quick growing and can be sown later in the season.

Pack Size

5kg or 25kg

Seed Rate

5-6kg/ha

Uses

Ideal for late cover establishment, patching up and rejuvenating failed or old cover plots. Also good for grazing.

Value

Fast-growing cover only and can be used for grazing.

Sowing

May - August

Seedbed

Fine and firm.

Drilling

Depth of 0.5 inch with 15-20 inch rows. Can be broadcast.

Roll

Yes

Fertiliser

(soil index 2)
N 80kg/ha; P 25kg/ha; K 30kg/ha.

Bugs & Beasts

Susceptible to flea beetle and should be sprayed immediately upon detection.

Weeds

Ensure the ground is clean before planting, as limited chemicals available.

Plant Disease

Club root can be a problem if grown continuously for more than 5-6 years, so appropriate rotation is strongly recommended. Some varieties are tolerant of this disease (phone us for advice).

Price

from £27.50 per 5kg

more info & order online back to all Straights