TITLE

Delayed nitrogen improves osr yield potential

PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;3/21/2008, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses delayed nitrogen application, a method to keep oilseed rape crops green and build yields. The efficiency with which the crop uses sunlight to produce biomass at flowering can be maximized by achieving an optimum-sized canopy. The crop must take up 175kg N/ha by flowering to achieve the optimum green area index (GAI). Applying enough fertilizer to achieve a GAI of 3.5 is sufficient to achieve a yield potential of about 3.5t/ha.
ACCESSION #
31786249

 

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