Forage Brassica and Herbs
Greenland fodder rape was bred in 2006, and has had great success in trials and commercial applications. Greenland is well adapted to sowing opportunities throughout the year, provided adequate moisture is available. Greenland provides abundant, highly palatable fodder from spring and autumn sowings, helping to finish livestock in summer and maintain livestock in winter. The variety also has a short, thick stem which allows excellent recovery and persistence through multiple grazings.
SF Punter is a deep rooted perennial herb providing outstanding summer productivity and feed quality. It has high mineral uptake and is extremely persistent. It provides a high energy forage with proven animal health benefits and increased animal production at a time of year when pasture quality is low.
SF Endurance is a new forage plantain with improved feed production across all seasons. Plantain is a drought hardy deep rooted perennial herb well adapted to low fertility soils.
Existing varieties have either been winter active and early flowering or summer active and late flowering. SF Endurance provides similar winter feed to Tonic, but with improved warm season production.
SF Pacer has been bred as a replacement for Pasja by its plant breeder. It was selected from four breeder’s lines bred and evaluated for increased yield, improved re-growth and reduced bolting between grazings.
In Australian and New Zealand trials it has shown rapid establishment, fast growth to first grazing and outstanding re-growth.
SF G2 is a new diploid, green-skinned, white fleshed turnip. It is a later maturing round traditional globe turnip for winter use.
It is a high quality bulb that will keep well over winter, plus a high ratio of palatable leaf. It is an ideal replacement for Green Globe.
Cappucchino is a late flowering mustard, which is very leafy but frost susceptible. A long tap root helps to improve soil structure. Cappucchino can produce high levels of biomass.
Together with high levels of the glucosinolate sinigrin, Cappucchino has very good biofumigation potential. Cappucchino performs best in cooler climates.