Cleancrop Rape 

  • High yielding, multi-graze rape with good leaf percentage and crop utilisation
  • Multi-purpose forage rape with excellent summer/autumn/early winter feed
  • Good regrowth potential with excellent winter keeping ability
  • Similar Aphid tolerance as Goliath®
  • A new generation rape and kale interspecies cross
Farm Type
  • Sowing Rate 4 kg/ha
  • Days to Grazing From 90 to 110
  • Growing Seasons Spring, Summer
  • Grazing Seasons Summer, Autumn
  • Utilisation 80%

Cleancrop™ rape is a high yielding, multi-graze forage rape with good leaf percentage and excellent crop ultilisation by animals.
As part of the Cleancrop™ Brassica System, it has the added benefit of a herbicide resistance trait. Telar® herbicide can be applied at both pre- and post-emergence for excellent weed control, freeing up moisture and nutrients to give this multi-purpose forage rape the best chance of maximising summer, autumn and winter feed.

Number of grazings: 2 (summer)/ 1 (winter)

12 Trials: Culverden (2013), Lincoln PFR (2013, 2014), Hawke’s Bay (2013), Kimihia Research Centre (2014, 2015, 2016 x2), Gore (2016), Oxford (2016), Taihape (2016) and Ruakura (2016). In these trials conventional herbicides were used on all cultivars. Telar® was not applied. Where Telar® was used for Cleancrop™ rape and no herbicide applied to the other cultivars, we would expect higher yields for Cleancrop™ rape.



Rape is a cultivar that is part of the Cleancrop™ Brassica System, a simple weed management solution that combines the power of broad-spectrum Telar® herbicide and plants bred to tolerate it.

  • Control weeds within 48 hours of sowing*
  • No moisture required# to activate Telar® herbicide
  • No soil incorporation required
  • Adaptable to method of sowing
  • Telar® cannot be used on regular brassicas

*For the weeds controlled by Telar that require Telar applied as a foliar spray at post-emergence, an application can be made when the crop is at fourth true leaf stage or later. 
#When applied pre-emerge Telar is taken up through the roots of weeds when conditions promote their growth. 


Katherine Robertson

Katherine has grown Cleancrop Rape for two years and says it has outperformed her expectations through higher yields and the flexibility she has grazing it. Katherine has already identified next season’s area and says that it is “an awesome crop”.

Katherine robertson, pio pio, Waikato