Hit it early: Disease control in OSR
16th October 2021
Use disease risk forecasts to plan appropriate and timely spray programmes for oilseed rape crops this autumn, is the advice of Dr David Ellerton – technical director with Hutchinsons.
Positive start to OSR primed seed trials
7th October 2021
Priming technology looks set to make significant impact on rape establishment, says early adopter Peter Hewson
Early applications of boron and molybdenum key for OSR establishment
21st September 2021
As 40% of OSR crops in 2020 were reportedly lacking in the micronutrient boron, growers are being urged to make early applications this autumn to support crop establishment.
Second slowest start to winter wheat harvest in last eight years
23rd August 2021
Catchy weather conditions mean farmers are having to roll out the combines at every available opportunity in order to bring in this year’s winter wheat harvest, while winter barley and OSR are almost complete.
Match OSR varieties more carefully to sowing slot this autumn
16th August 2021
A much wider oilseed rape sowing window as growers adopt different strategies to deal with cabbage stem flea beetle makes it more important than ever that they choose varieties with the right characteristics for their particular drilling slot, insists Dekalb technical specialist, Richard Williams.
£1.8m in funding to fight Flea beetle
13th August 2021
Researchers working to combat a devastating pest of oilseed rape have been supported by a fresh injection of funds. Being given £1.8m in funding to fight Flea beetle and protect crops in an environmentally friendly way.
Improving oilseed establishment this autumn
11th August 2021
Oilseed rape lost appeal for some farmers following the banning of neonics and issues arising from cabbage stem flea beetle attacks. However, prices are on the rise, and many are now considering whether oilseed might be a worthwhile investment.
Practical steps towards better OSR results this autumn
7th August 2021
With oilseed rape prices significantly higher than this time last year, there could be more of the crop going into the ground this autumn. But before making a final decision, Hutchinsons’ regional director James Short urges growers to think carefully about how they will get crops to perform well amidst the many establishment challenges.
Authoritative new guide helps OSR growers make the most of early drilling
19th July 2021
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
6th July 2021
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
7th June 2021
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
2nd June 2021
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.