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Barley

Characteristics:   Commonly known as 6 row barley Exclusive variety for grazing and silage Easily differentiated from other malting barley varieties because of its purple aleuron Crop for pasture during its vegetative growth stage Grain can be utilized as animal fodder Palatable crop Good disease resistance 3 cuts in growth season and excellent regrowth capacity […]

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Canola

Characteristics:   Canola is of great importance due to the high oil content of the seed, The seed contains 40% oil while the oil cake meal has a protein content of 20-23%, Canola requires high levels of nitrogen, Is a very good rotational crop with cereals, Plant Canola only once in 4 years on the […]

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Oats

Characteristics:   Forage cereal usually give good green bite in early winter and spring. Very palatable. They react well to irrigation or supplementary irrigation. Use rotational grazing with a rest period for re-growth. Cereals are suited to grazing, hay production and silage. Marketing/end product use: Human consumption, Animal feed/forage, Grain, Hay/fodder & Cover crop.   […]

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Rye (Spring)

Characteristics:   These cultivars are referred to as SPRING types in that they need increase in day length and rising temperature to get them to go to seed. Normally have straight up growth habit. Early plantings are ready for grazing within 50 days. Rotational graze for best results. The grain is of great value to […]

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Rye Stooling (Winter)

Click here to view the pamphlet (In Afrikaans)   Characteristics:   These cultivars are referred to as WINTER types as they need a long cold spell to get them to go to seed. You can therefore plant them much earlier in the year than the SPRING types. These cultivars also have a more prostrate growth […]

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Triticale

Characteristics:   Wintergreen feed which offers quality from May to Oct. It remains palatable until end Sep. Early plantings are ready for grazing within 40 days. Rotational graze for best results. The grain is of great value to ruminants and has a crude protein of 10-13%. Triticale can be used for grazing, hay, silage as […]

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White Mustard

Characteristics:   Has biofumigation effect on soils and suppresses nematodes and soilborne pathogens, Cut before flowering disk back into soil for high organic matter and compost, could be applied as green manure as well, Excellent cover crop.   CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS *PBR # EXCL SEEDING KG/HA RAINFALL MM/YEAR SUITED REGIONS PLANTING MONTHS SOIL  White Mustard Braco […]

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