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Food plot species profile: Forage rape

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:29 PM ET
By Kent Kammermeyer | Quality Deer Management Association

Rape (Brassica napus) is a member of the Brassica family and "a new kid on the block" in deer management in the U.S. Brassicas include cabbage, cauliflower, canola, kale, rape, radish, turnip, rutabaga, and swede. They have been used extensively in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and even Canada for livestock grazing and, more recently, for deer farming. Due to my lack of personal experience with the Brassicas, I have avoided discussing them in Quality Whitetails. I now have some personal experience ...

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