Forage rape

Forage rape - Brassica napus - Bladkool - Futterraps - Colza fourrager d'hiver
Sowing rate
10 kg/ha
Late summer till mid-autumn
Sowing depth
1-2 cm
Row distance
as cereals
60-80 kg N/ha 20 kg P/ha 20kg K/ha
Akela, Greenland, Mosa, Rebound, Ringo, Sparta, Stego and Winfred

Winter forage rape is used as a green manure crop or a forage crop. It stands medium frost quite well. It can be drilled in early and late stubbles. Winter hardy forage rapes with very late flowering and longer growing seasons can be sown to produce feed with additional re-growth potential. When drilled early, the crop can produce heavy stems which are not very palatable and not preferred by the animals. Fodder rape can be split into two types: spring and winter, our varieties are exclusively winter types.

A very high yielding fodder rape with excellent leaf quality. One of latest flowering forage rapes. The variety has big, light green leaves, which cover the soil very quickly. Due to its consistent high yields it has become the forage rape of choice for producers looking to improve their profitability.

A zero-zero (OO) variety with favourable leaf/stem ratio, which makes it very digestible. Mosa is very late flowering with a good early plant development. The variety has good frost resistance and high biomass development.

A very vigorous, late flowering zero (O) forage winter forage rape (single low), with a fast establishment and a quick soil cover with an excellent dry matter production. The special characteristic of
Rebound is that it has a good ability to regrow after grazing or mowing.

A very vigorous, late flowering zero-zero (OO) forage rape variety with a rapid establishment and a fast ground cover. It can be used by dairy, beef and sheep farmers to produce high quality feed.
Ringo has a very high dry matter yield (note 8 on the German variety list). 

This light green leaf coloured tall variety shows high biomass production and frost resistance. The variety was selected from a hybridization between stubble turnip and borecole. The variety is tolerant to some types of club root (Plasmodiophora brassicae).