Our joint forage brassica programme combines our expertise with Plant & Food Research. The result is a range of class-leading brassicas. PGG Wrightson Seeds are committed to providing brassica forage crops that not only produce high quantities of feed, but also lead to improved animal performance through feed quality, thereby providing positive benefits to the New Zealand farmer.
Click on the appropriate brassica section below where you will find information on Raphno®, kale, swede, rape and turnip.
The Cleancrop™ Brassica System is a simple weed management system which eradicates a range of key problem weeds commonly found in brassica crops. These weeds compete with your brassica crop decreasing yield production and choking your profits. Its time to take back control of your crop this spring.
A high yielding bulb turnip suitable for summer, autumn and winter feed.
A flexible, multi-graze option for all stock classes over summer and autumn.
A new generation, high yielding multi-graze forage rape.
High yielding, intermediate height kale High leaf to stem ratio with very good late winter leaf percentage. Excellent crop utilisation due to selection for soft stems. Very good winter hardiness and excellent pest and disease tolerance.
A high yielding, medium maturity swede with good leaf disease tolerance.
The first new forage brassica New Zealand farming has seen since the 1980s. Developed by PGG Wrightson Seeds under the Forage Innovations joint venture with Plant & Food Research, Pallaton Raphno® is a raphanobrassica, a hybrid between Brassica oleracea (kale) and Raphanus sativus (radish).
The goal of the Raphno® breeding programme was to combine six stacked traits, which would perform for New Zealand farmers within increasingly challenging environments and these include - high forage yields, plant persistence, drought tolerance, clubroot and aphid tolerance and grazing flexibility.
A late autumn/winter feed that delivers a single graze option in May to August. Generally the taller the kale, the higher the dry matter yield, but leaf-to-stem ratio does fall with taller kales.
A new generation, high yielding giant kale.
A high yielding, giant type kale proven for New Zealand grazing systems.
Delivers outstanding leaf-to-stem ratio with very good late winter leafiness.
A high yielding, intermediate height kale that delivers excellent crop utilisation.
An excellent winter feed option. Types used depend on time to feeding following sowing and the level of disease tolerance to dry rot and clubroot.
A summer/autumn/winter feed suitable for all stock classes. Modern New Zealand bred cultivars are rape x kale parentage and have different maturities that can be multi-grazed or single grazed.
An ideal high quality forage for either a spring or summer sowing for a range of stock classes.