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Mainstar Forage Brassica

Mainstar Forage Brassica is a short type brassica that has excellent regrowth potential after grazing. Excellent companion with chicory, red clover and plantain.

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Description

Mainstar is a short type brassica that has excellent regrowth potential after grazing, giving it the ability to respond to moisture after long periods of summer dry. It has increased forage yields over other short type brassicas. Animal testing during the breeding process found Mainstar to have a higher leaf percentage and superior animal preference over other short type brassicas. Mainstar can be grazed 10-12 weeks after sowing.

  • Early maturing, 10-12 weeks
  • Highly palatable
  • Excellent regrowth potential
  • Tolerant to aphids
  • High leaf percentage and superior animal preference

Mainstar in its first season of performance has been defined by very leafy crops that are highly palatable, has excellent regrowth potential and has tolerated aphid attack better compared to other brassicas on the same farms.

Mainstar uses include:

  • Young stock finishing in early summer
  • Mid-late summer ‘safe’ feed for all stock classes
  • Autumn feed
  • Winter feed when pasture growth is limited
  • Winter stock finishing
  • Break crop for renovation programme of sub standard pastures

 


Variety Mainstar Forage Brassica
Maturity 70-90 days
Sowing rate 3-4kg/ha (standalone), 1-2kg/ha (mix)
Spring companion species Chicory, Plantain, Red Clover, Forage Millet
Autumn companion species Ryegrass, White Clover, Chicory
Number of grazings 2-4