Brown, Nick
September 2008
Farmers Weekly;9/26/2008, p36
Trade Publication
The article suggests ways on planting oilseed rape in waterlogged soils. Some stubbles and earlier-cultivated ground are showing a good chit of blackgrass, which needs controlling. Where slug populations following rape are high, a pre-drilling dose of pellets three to four days before sowing is beneficial. Creating good seed-beds will be difficult, but the aim must be to apply treatments to good, relatively clod-free seed-beds within four days of drilling if blackgrass control levels are not to slip.


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