Forage Rape

  • A new generation rape x kale interspecies cross
  • High yielding multi-graze, intermediate height rape available with a potential yield of 10000 kgDM/ha
  • Highest animal preference rape cultivar available
  • Excellent regrowth potential
  • Suitable for summer, autumn and winter feed
  • Excellent aphid and virus tolerance
Farm Type
  • Sowing Rate 4 kg/ha
  • Days to Grazing From 70 to 90
  • Growing Seasons Autumn, Spring, Summer
  • Grazing Seasons Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Potential Yield 10,000 kgDM/ha
  • Utilisation 90%

Grazing Management

Good animal grazing palatability is an important aspect of developing a new forage rape. The Plant and Food Research Ltd./PGG Wrightson Seeds brassica breeding programme (Forage Innovations Limited) develops new cultivars with increased palatability by conducting animal grazing preference trials comparing a new breeding line's palatability against commercially available cultivars. Titan forage rape is a high yielding, intermediate height rape which was bred to replace Maxima Plus. Titan has high aphid and virus tolerance and has shown excellent palatability against other commercially available rapes.

  • Number of Grazings 2
David Gower

“Titan forage rape is an important tool that feeds more lambs and frees up country faster. The change to using Titan has transformed the farm from store to finishing 75% of lambs (two thirds of them off the rape).”

David Gower, Wanganui, Manawatu

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