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Rapeseed, with the Latin description Brassica napus, is a plant species that belongs to the cabbage family. Rapeseed has been in existence since the middle of the 1970s. The so-called 00 rapeseed was created from new cultures (“double zero”), which is particularly valuable for people (oil) and animals (press cake).

Rapeseed or canola is an annual, herbaceous plant belonging to the cabbage family and is closely related to cabbage. It reaches growth heights of approx. 150 centimetres. In April/May, the blooms are an important source of food for bees.

The leaves fall off after the blooming period, and the stems become brown. The rapeseed pods are up to 10 cm in length. In the threshing unit, the pods burst open and the seeds fall out.

The rapeseeds are approx. 1.5-2.5 mm in size. Per hectare, approx. 35-60 decitonnes of rapeseed are harvested (1 decitonne = 100 kg).