Dwarf Essex Rape

Dwarf Essex is a short, fine stemmed forage rape that is widely adapted. It has tolerance to cold, heat and drought.  The highly palatable forage produces up to 20% protein and can be grazed 75 days after planting.  It can be re-grazed at 30 day intervals, if given adequate time, nutrition and moisture.

Planting Rate:April-August (April-June; Mid July-August)
Planting Depth:1/4-1/2 inch
Approximate Seeds per Pound:145,000
Planting Rate in Pure Stand:5-8 pounds per acre
Planting Rate in Mixture:4 – 6 pounds per acre
Fertilizer:Apply 50 pounds N at seeding; P & K according to soil test
pH:Minimum 5.5