Understanding Varieties

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An ideal option for farmers wishing to grow high quality feed for their livestock system.

Forage brassica crops are an ideal complementary feed, especially when pasture quality and quantity declines.

Offering high value feed and yield during summer and winter, brassicas also play an important role in a pasture renewal programme.

While brassica crops are generally utilised for the quality and quantity of feed that they can produce, they can also provide other benefits such as; breaking the perennial weed cycle and endophyte base within a perennial pasture, and as a break crop for pest and disease cycles.

Key Points
  • Cost effective source of dry matter
  • Produces large quantities of high quality feed
  • Can produce feed at various times of the year with flexibility of sowing time
  • Can be grazed where they are grown, eliminating costs associated with hay, silage and grain
  • Integral part of a pasture renovation programme
Learning
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Forage Focus
The following Forage Focus has been developed to give an in-depth guide to Brassica and PGG Wrightson Seeds cultivars
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Kale Varieties
Forage Rape Varieties
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Swede Varieties
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Turnip Varieties
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Leafy Turnip Varieties
Bioqure Mixes

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