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  Dwarf Essex Rape Seed
     

Dwarf Essex Rape is an extremely palatable, high energy, and high protein for Deer.  Stays green well into the winter months and even under several inches of snow for winter feeding.  Again this is an excellent forage for late summer and fall crop for deer.  Game birds also prefer green leaves of the rape witch can be used in food plots or in game bird pens.  High in protein 25%-35%

Brassicas forages are high quality, high yielding, and fast growing crops that are high in protein.  Members of the Brassica family include kale, rape, turnips.  Brassicas have been use by farmers for years now an within the past few years have been found to be very beneficial for Whitetail deer. 

Generally they produce high quality forage for deer in late summer, fall, and in the winter months.  Brassicas are annual crops which are highly palatable and easily digestible for whitetail deer.  Both the tops (stems and leaves) and roots (bulbs) deer will eat and are very nutritious.  

Brassicas require good soil drainage and a soil pH between 5.3 and 6.8. Seeds should be planted in a firm, moist, seedbed with 6-8 inch rows. Fertility requirements are similar to wheat

 

Matures in 70 to 80 days.  Plant 5 to 8 pounds per acre.  

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