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OSR seed numbers enhance yields

OSR seed numbers enhance yieldsSponsored by Syngenta

With increasing interest in other break crops alongside OSR – enforced by the season and establishment challenges – pulse crops’ prospect are under the spotlight too.

Spring break with iOSR

Spring break with iOSRSponsored by Syngenta

Investment to achieve good returns from spring oilseed rape is more about spending time, rather than money advocate Oxfordshire growers Nigel and Margaret Lawrence.

Tactics to tackle beetle pressure

Tactics to tackle beetle pressureSponsored by Syngenta

A dry summer, followed by a warm September, will give OSR growers a clearer indication of potential risks from cabbage stem flea beetle this autumn. But open autumn conditions and milder temperatures through winter will influence larvae numbers, and potential impacts on yields.

Healthy potential for remaining OSR

Healthy potential for remaining OSRSponsored by Syngenta

Last autumn’s difficult establishment and high cabbage stem flea beetle pressure saw significant crop failure for most of the iOSR grower group. While remaining crops look healthy, what will be the impact of the losses?

Farmers advised to adapt fungicide programmes to ensure protection

Farmers advised to adapt fungicide programmes to ensure protectionSponsored by Syngenta

With Sclerotinia posing a potentially devastating threat to oilseed rape growers, farmers are being advised to adapt their fungicide programmes to ensure protection throughout the flowering period, and to choose products with additional benefits, such as green leaf retention.

'Establishment has to be the key to getting OSR up and away in the autumn'

'Establishment has to be the key to getting OSR up and away in the autumn'Sponsored by Syngenta

Oilseed rape remains by far the favoured break crop by all the growers in the iOSR group. But, the exceptionally challenging establishment conditions in the autumn, and ongoing threat of Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle in the remaining crop, has severely tested resolve this season.

Dry soils and cabbage stem flea beetle damage top of mind for iOSR growers

Dry soils and cabbage stem flea beetle damage top of mind for iOSR growersSponsored by Syngenta

While oilseed rape crops which survived establishment have, for the most part, been growing well in benign autumn conditions, issues of dry soils and cabbage stem flea beetle damage were still top of mind for iOSR growers at their latest meeting.
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