Trophy Rape

  • Trophy rapeseed is a fast growing brassica that is heat, cold and drought tolerant making it adapted to the USA and southern Canada
  • Best planting for the United States is August – October. Germination occurs when soil temperatures reach 65° – 70° F.
  • Trophy emerges quickly and produces a good fall stand compared to other varieties. This is particularly true when planted late in the fall or when seeded into straw stubble. Trophy is resistant to lodging.
  • Northern planting may see a shortened crop life if hard freezes are experienced. Plants will typically not survive intense summer heat or hard freezes. Note: Rape becomes more attractive to deer after a frost because the sugar content will become more concentrated.
  • Trophy is a canola type rape which produces large volumes of biomass with equal or higher feed values than alfalfa.
  • Trophy flowers in 128 days on average.

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