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Oilseed rape across the country has been variable over the winter. Crops that got away early are generally large and the cold snap is knocking flea beetle larvae in the petiole, making way for clean, new leaves.
Cover crops could be a key driver in delivering public goods to improve water quality, according to Brian Barker, an AHDB strategic farmer who chaired the crop establishment seminar at this year’s Crop
Laboratory trials at the University of Nottingham have shown the effectiveness of an oilseed rape biological seed treatment in boosting germination speed at low temperatures and root and shoot development.
Understanding the biochemistry behind seaweed extracts and why they are active in plants is helping to underpin the development of novel products aimed at stimulating crop growth and protection as well as soil health
Sulphur experiments conducted on winter oilseed rape (WOSR) have revealed that current recommendations only require a small adjustment and not the significant uplift anticipated by some, according to AHDB.
Increasing levels of erucic acid (EA) have been found in oilseed rape samples over recent seasons, leading to rejections from the food oil crush market for EA exceedance and concerns among iOSR growers that more seed will be rejected at intake.