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Hit it early: Disease control in OSR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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