Rapeseed

Rapeseed

Rapeseed is a cool season winter annual in the brassica family used in many cover crop mixes. It is easy to establish via drill, broadcast or aerial application is fast growing in the fall, and has a sizeable fibrous root system including several root hair offshoots that help break compaction. Rapeseed is planted later than radishes, and will often survive the winter to continue soaking up nutrients in the spring.

Key Benefits

  • Strong winter-hardiness

  • Suppresses disease

  • Easy to establish

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nitrogen Source
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 4 – 6
Broadcast: 6 – 8
Aerial: 6 – 8
Seeding Depth 0.25″ – 0.5″
Minimum Germination Temperature 41° F
Interseed No
Seeds/LB 157,000

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nitrogen Source
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 4 – 6
Broadcast: 6 – 8
Aerial: 6 – 8
Seeding Depth 0.25″ – 0.5″
Min. Germ. F° 41° F
Interseed No
Seeds/LB 157,000