Dwarf Essex Rape Seed
Dwarf Essex Rape Seed is a very popular, lower growing rape that is very nutritious to all classes of livestock.
Dwarf Essex Rape belongs to the cabbage family and offers producers high protein and high energy levels.
Dwarf Essex Rape is very cold, heat and drought tolerant and is a valuable feed source in the fall and early winter.
**Be cautious-Dwarf Essex rape can blister white pigs.
Plant at 1/4″ depth in a well prepared seed bed in the spring or early fall.
Seed can be broadcast or no-tilled into suppressed sod but planting rate should be increased by 20-30%.
Brassicas like moist soils with good soil drainage and grow best on soils with a pH between 5.3 and 6.8 with medium levels of phosphorus and potassium. Apply 50-75 pounds of nitrogen at planting. If tillage is conducted let the first flush of weeds germinate then till the field one more time to control weeds. After final tillage pass, firm soil with a cultipacker then either drill or broadcast seed.
40-50 days Maturity