Emerald is a proven, well known variety producing rapidly establishing, medium to tall leafy plants maturing in 10-12 weeks after sowing.
It is fast growing with average dry matter yields and good general disease resistance. Importantly, it has very good feeding quality, being high in protein and easily digestible, remaining palatable well into the winter. An added benefit is its widely branched root system for improvement of soil structure
|Seed Rate||Pack Size||Seed Treatment|
|6 - 10kg/ha||10kg and 25kg||Untreated|
Stock should be introduced gradually over a two week period and an area of grassland should be available for animals to return to; water and hay or straw should also be made available. Please contact your supplier for further guidance.
Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced
|Forage Rape Yield and Feed Quality|
|Average dry matter yield||3.5 - 4.0 tonnes/ha|
|Average fresh yields||24 - 35 tonnes/ha|
|Crude protein||19 - 20% (mainly leaves)|
|Dry matter||12- 14%|
|Metabolisable energy||10 - 11 MJ/kg DM|