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    Rapeseed is a great supplement with or alternative to Radishes. They can be planted later than radishes, provide bio fumigation to unwanted weeds and insects, and have a soil loosening root system especially within the topsoil. Rapeseed commonly overwinters.  *Note:  Rapeseed that goes to seed can be hard to control. 

    Type: Brassica

    Planting Timing:  August 15-Oct. 10

    Seeding Rate:

    • Precision: 3 lb/ac
    • Drill: 4 – 8 lb/ac
    • Broadcast: 8 – 12 lb/ac

    Planting Depth:  ¼ – ¾ in.

  • Fast Facts

    Intense root system bores thru compaction.

    Winter Hardy.


Benefits of Rapeseed

Nitrogen Fixer: n/a
Nutrient Scavenger: Good
Soil Builder: Fair
Compaction Relief

Topsoil: Good
Subsoil: Fair

Erosion Control: Poor
Residue Decomposition: Fair
Weed Suppression: Fair
Grazing: Good
Forage Value: Poor
Attracts Beneficial Insects: Fair


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