Getting the best from oilseed rape

June 2006
Farmers Weekly;6/16/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 24, p72
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The article looks at the progress of farm advisory group Masstock's trials growing rape under three different cultivation regimes. The latest update includes root weights and pod counts. The first plot received a fairly conventional but intensive cultivation regime. For the second technique, an Opico HE-VA Disc-Roller disc/press combination with Variocast seeder-unit was employed. On the third plot, a Variocast seeder-unit piggy-backing on the sub-soiler was used to drop seed behind each soil-loosening leg.


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