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Joe Dilibero: manages the 700-hectare Keyston Farms estate in Cambridgeshire, including 170ha of oilseed rape. Blackgrass and Flea Beetle are the key challenges for establishment of the direct drilled crop on the heavy hanslope clay soils. OSR has the flexibility to fit with a range of new cultivation techniques which he believes have been integral in getting better control of black-grass in recent seasons. It still has an important role as a cleaning crop in the rotation, along with beans, and has always proven one of the farm’s consistent performers.