Hobson Forage Rape; a reliable and cheap feed source for the summer and autumn
Summer is a critical time in pasture production systems due to limited amount of rainfall. Grasses have a bunch root system with most of their roots growing close to the soil surface. This area dries out in summer limiting the growth of the grasses. Species with a tap root or bulb can extract water lower down the soil profile. Forage brassicas are a reliable feed source over the summer period when grasses are not growing.
La Certa Chicory is a variety selected in Uruguay for its tall, erect growth habit, leaf type, lateness in stem elongation and uniformity. It is more winter-active and earlier ﬂowering than Puna and contains low levels of lactucin, the chemical that can cause a bitter taint in milk that make other varieties of chicory unpalatable at certain times of the year.
La Certa is known for: