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Commercial scale on-farm trials at AHDB Cereals and Oilseed’s Strategic Farms gave growers a taste of new approaches to cutting costs and boosting yields that they can try on their own farm businesses.
The onset of phoma has started early this autumn at some locations following days of repeated heavy rainfall. Some oilseed rape may already have 10 per cent of the crop affected, according to monitoring reports.
Recent wet weather has caused the first flush of black-grass in many fields, but with rain set to continue, it is also increasing the pressure on some growers to consider drilling sooner than perhaps planned.
Rothamsted Research is asking oilseed rape growers to send samples of adult cabbage stem flea beetles collected at harvest to assess levels of both pesticide resistance and parasitization by natural enemies in the UK.