Brassica

Brassicas

A very palatable, high-quality forage used as a complement to grasses, brassicas are scavengers, typically high in protein and very low fiber. They use their tap roots to mine the soil for nutrients that would have otherwise been lost. These cool-season annuals are excellent for increasing diversity, addressing soil compaction, and suppressing the root-knot nematode. Recommended to be grazed with grasses to make sure livestock have adequate fiber in their diet. Most will winter kill with multiple days of temperatures in the teens, so timely fall planting is critical for maximizing growth. They are not recommended for dry hay.

  • Seed 2-3lbs/ac as part of a mix or 6-8lbs/ac as a straight stand
  • Wonderful for soil health and diversity
  • Grabs nutrients from deep in the soil
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