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Hobson Rape

Expert advice leads to forage success

How Hobson provided outstanding feed for this farmer's livestock

“It’s a fantastic result. Sam Wright from Valley Seeds and Maurie Finn from Finns Country Supplies worked with me to put a plan in place.” Chris Hunter, Kyabram

Chris Hunter (l) says he relies on experts like Sam Wright from Valley Seeds (r) to help him get the most from his pasture and forage.
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VALLEY SEEDS Hobson Tech Sheet.pdf
VALLEY SEEDS Hobson Tech Sheet.pdf

Preferred brassica for grazing due to exceptional palatability

  • Grown in Australia and used by farmers globally
  • Hobson is a forage brassica with good palatability and regrowth
  • Fast growth to first grazing between 10-12 weeks
  • Bulk quality feed gives exceptional flexibility in any cattle or lamb finishing enterprise
  • Suitable for autumn or spring sowing to provide quality feed when grass production is suppressed due to high temperature
  • Ideal for sowing in a minimum till paddock prior to a pasture due to its long tap root which helps penetrate into soil profile
  • A long taproot also assists Hobson to chase moisture in dry periods
  • Ideal for including in biofumigant blends due to its suppression of nematodes
  • Grow with either Oats or Millet to give a rounded feed option
Graph 1: Total Dry Matter Yield, Yambuk.
Graph 1: Total Dry Matter Yield, Yambuk.
Graph 2: Extract - Forage Crop Trial Results, 2018 - Limagrain, UK.
Graph 2: Extract - Forage Crop Trial Results, 2018 - Limagrain, UK.
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QUICK FACTS

Giant forage rape


Autumn or summer feed


Low cost high yield


Ideal for finishing stock


Highly palatable Fast regrowth after grazing


Excellent powdery mildew resistance


Good aphid resistance


Suited to a wide range of soil types


For beef, sheep, dairy and orchards


Strong nematode suppression


Rainfall 500mm+ or irrigation


Sow in autumn or spring


Sowing rate 3-5kg/ha


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