Sowing date vital to oilseed rape variety choice

Abram, Mike
July 2007
Farmers Weekly;7/27/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 4, p49
Trade Publication
The article reports on the importance of variety choice in establishing oilseed rape. According to Lee Bennett of plant breeders CPB Twyford, care should be taken when choosing an oilseed rape variety to be established before August 10 or after the first week in September. Another key characteristic for early sowing is good resistance to phoma. Phoma will likely come in earlier so you need better genetic resistance to give a wider application window. It would also be nice to have a variety that is later flowering,


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