Dwarf Essex Rapeseed
- Succulent, leafy & quick-growing
- Rapid, vigorous growth; low cost, and high seeds/lb
- Performs better than radishes for aerial application in dry soil conditions
- Will likely winterkill in Upper Midwest
Seeding: 4-7 lbs/acre at ¼” to ½” deep. Drill or increase rate to broadcast seed.
$13.50 – $60.00
|Species Name||Drilled||Broadcast/Aerial||In Mix||Approx. Seeds/lb||Seeding Date Range||Seeding Depth||Winter Kill|
|Dwarf Essex Rapeseed||4-7||7-9||1-2||145,000||March-May, July-Sept||¼ - ½ inch||Yes|
|Cover Crop Radish (Daikon)||6-8||8-9||2-3||25,000||Aug-Sept||¼ - ½ inch||Yes|
|Carwoodi Oilseed Radish||6-8||8-9||2-3||25,000||Aug-Sept||¼ - ½ inch||Yes|
|Purple Top Turnips||3-5||5-6||1-2||220,000||March-May, July-Sept||¼ - ½ inch||Yes|
|Forage Kale||3-4||4-5||1-2||144,000||March-May, July-Sept||¼ - ½ inch||Yes|
|Pacific Gold Mustard||15-20||20-25||3-5||180,000||Feb-April, Aug-Sept||¼ - ¾ inch||Yes|
|Yellow Mustard||15-20||20-25||3-5||180,000||Feb-April, Aug-Sept||¼ - ¾ inch||Yes|
|Winter Camelina||6||9||1-2||400,000||Sept - Oct||¼ - ½ inch||No|
|Ethiopian Cabbage||3-4||4-5||1-2||144,000||March-May, July-Sept||¼ - ½ inch||Yes|
- 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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