Published April 1981. Facts and recommendations in this publication may no longer be valid. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension Catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog
Rapeseed is grown for its oil and
meal, and as a cover crop. Rapid fall
growth captures part of the available
soil nitrogen, which otherwise might
be lost to leaching, and provides
good ground cover over winter.