Is it OK to plant brassicas more than two years in the same plot?

By Grant Woods,

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I’ve watched a large percentage of your YouTube videos related to food plots and predator control. I’ve read that you shouldn’t plant brassicas more than two years in a row because of a disease. Is this the case or is there a seed type that doesn’t contain that disease? I know you use Eagle Seed and we are considering the Broadside following soybeans, similar to what you do.

Just some background, our property is in the UP of Michigan and our deer herd took a real hit over the last few winters.

Thanks for the help!


I’ve planted the soybean followed by a mix of brassicas and wheat (Broadside) rotation in plots for years with no issues!  Start by doing a soil test and adding the recommended amount of lime and fertilizer.  The rotation of a legume (soybeans) and Broadside won’t result in any issues.  Crop rotation and keeping something growing during as many months as the climate permits is great for wildlife and the soil!

Enjoy creation,


November 9, 2015