New team aims to advance OSR on-farm practice

Blake, Andrew
July 2008
Farmers Weekly;7/18/2008, p33
Trade Publication
The article reports on the creation of the Sigma Oilseed Rape Professional Growers Team dedicated to pinpointing how to boost oilseed rape yield in Great Britain. The Sigma initiative aims to find out why, despite breeders' best efforts, the country's on-farm yield remains stubbornly static, and how it can be raised. Outlining the Sigma Team's objectives, NK Seeds' Nigel Padbury explained that the idea was to challenge many growers' perception that there was little they could do to improve output.


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