Barsica Forage Rape

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  • Late-maturing rape with short stems and very large leaves
  • Produces high-quality forage
  • Good as stand alone crop or in mixes of clover, turnips, small grains and other brassicas

$18.50$55.00


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FORAGE RAPE

  • Succulent plant (high percentage H2O) related to cabbage
  • Persists well after the first frost but usually doesn’t overwinter in the Upper Midwest
  • Some seed dormancy has been observed

Best Use: Forage for hogs, cattle, sheep, and young stock. Can be grazed multiple times. Not for haying (does not dry).

Management: Ready to pasture in 6 to 8 weeks. Keep it grazed or mown so that it doesn’t get tall and woody. Use to supplement perennial cool-season pastures (down to 18-20° F) in August and September or interseed into warm-season grasses to improve their feed quality. Can result in blister in white pigs when grazing and exposed to sunlight.

Planting Date: Early spring until September 1

Seeding: 3 lbs/acre or 1-3 lbs in a mix ¼” deep

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