Authoritative new guide helps OSR growers make the most of early drilling

Bringing together the latest intelligence from across the industry, to help oilseed rape growers make the most of early August drilling, is an authoritative 20-page guide published this summer.

Highest HEAR prices for a decade

With opportunities to earn over £500/t at harvest 2022, HEAR oilseed rape prices haven’t been this high for many years, according to Premium Crops’ commercial director, Chris Spedding.

7 steps for effective harvest management of oilseed rape

After a cool spring with variable crop development, warm weather means we can finally start to look ahead to harvest. Managing oilseed rape ripening with glyphosate is a valuable tool to plan harvest operations and control weeds ahead of autumn.

One third of UK OSR crops at risk from turnip yellows virus

OSR growers should be aware of the risk from TuYV as results from a recent survey confirms that one third of susceptible UK crops are infected, with severe implications on yields.

Maintaining OSR progress with Clearfield

A move to Clearfield oilseed rape for the first time last season has made cruciferous weed control much more reliable at Arras Farm on the Yorkshire Wolds near Market Weighton while maintaining the consistent performance progress clear in Chris and Wendy Kendall’s Oilseed YEN competition results.

The value of vigour in OSR

How important is vigour when selecting an OSR variety and how is it measured? Liam Wilkinson, technical arable officer talks through a new approach from Limagrain that will help growers better understand the value and use it to ensure they grow their varieties in the most suitable conditions.

Herbicide revocation confirmed

Oilseed rape growers have been dealt a blow following clarification from the CRD (Chemicals Regulation Division) that ADAMA’s carbetamide-based grass weed herbicide, Crawler, will not be available for use beyond November 2022.

Bio-stimulant range: Boosting OSR establishment, root development, greening and yield

Conventional and organic OSR crops are benefitting from impressive root growth and greening with applications of natural amino-acid complex bio-stimulants from UK manufacturer AminoA, while replicated and on-going trials are returning further positive results and indicators.

LG Oilseed Rape Virtual Trial Tour

Join Limagrain UK on the 5th May to explore the latest on-farm issues facing OSR growers.

Growers encouraged to complete the planting and variety survey

The AHDB Planting and Variety Survey is to provide the earliest view of Great Britain’s planted area for the upcoming harvest.

Verticillium resistance ratings for extra OSR reliability

It may have been eclipsed by cabbage stem flea beetle concerns of late, but minimising the significant threat posed by verticillium alongside phoma and light leaf spot remains very much on the agenda for those keen to improve the reliability of UK oilseed rape production.

Boron deficiencies in oilseed rape could pose a threat this spring

As wet and cold weather continues to challenge growers over winter, boron deficiency could pose a significant threat to the promising oilseed rape (OSR) crops this spring.

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