Getting more from OSR

Impey, Louise
October 2005
Crops;10/15/2005, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on oilseed production in Great Britain. Even though oilseed rape should be producing yields of around 4.7t/ha, if grown correctly, the British average yield is struggling to make 3t/ha. As oilseed rape varieties have improved, the opposite appears to have happened to farm performance. According to several experts, the reason lies in the agronomy of the crop. Growers are treating the crop the same, regardless of factors such as drilling date, establishment method and site potential. Lee Bennett, commercial agronomist at CPB Twyford, urges producers to think of oilseed rape like wheat.


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