Sow a brassica or chicory crop of Titan, Pasja II, Goliath, Pallaton Raphno® or Rocket Fuel®
Sow a brassica crop of Titan, Pasja II, Goliath, or Pallaton through either cultivation or direct drilling.
Depending on paddock contour and soil type, cultivate to form a fine but firm seedbed.
Sow a brassica crop of Titan forage rape, Goliath forage rape, Barkant turnip, Pasja II leafy turnip, *Pallaton Raphno® , or a chicory crop of Rocket Fuel®.
Be sure to use Ultrastrike® treated seed for protection during establishment.
The summer crop offers excellent quality feed through the summer months when pasture quality is lower.
If grown successfully, brassicas crops are a cheap source of feed that can fill feed gaps over a wide range of farming systems.
When direct drilling, monitor slug populations. It is best practice to graze pastures hard and apply slug bait before slug numbers build (this can help remove a host and lower slug numbers). Drilling in good conditions and using press wheels to close the drill slot will lower the risk of creating a habitat for slugs to live when drill slots are left open. * Pallaton Raphno® is available through accredited retailers only.