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Strong options for oilseed rape this autumn

The global shortage of vegetable oils is likely to see a big increase in oilseed rape

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Variety choice takes on added importance

Growers should consider varieties that have in-built potential to return strong yields – and that means keeping out diseases, say oilseed rape specialists Corteva.

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Big increase in oilseed rape as growers cash in

A big increase in oilseed rape area is expected this summer – with high prices encouraging growers to drill more of the crop.

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Make the most of early drilling
A new 20-page guide aims to help rape growers make the most of early August drilling. The booklet provides a wealth of practical advice for early drillers alongside the most important establishment essentials. Produced by Bayer and Opico, it includes advice from ADAS, NIAB and Wright Solutions. Sowing in the... Read more
High prices fuel renewed interest in oilseed rape

Growers are being advised to think carefully about getting the best from oilseed rape as more farmers return to the crop this summer.

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Bio-stimulant range boosts rape establishment

Trials suggest oilseed rape crops benefit from improved root growth and greening following applications of natural amino-acid complex bio-stimulants.

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‘Double trouble’ from flea beetle on oilseed rape

Oilseed rape growers aiming to combat cabbage stem flea beetle should take action to ensure they don’t worsen the problem.

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Trials confirm LG Antigua rape offers N-flex trait

Plant breeder Limagrain has confirmed that hybrid oilseed rape LG Antigua offers the N-Flex trait – meaning it can use nitrogen more efficiently.

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Check oilseed rape crops and rectify boron deficits

Boron deficiency could pose a threat to the oilseed rape crops this spring following a wet and cold end to winter.

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Oilseed rape developments ‘hold promise for the future’

Dedicated breeding work is helping to ensure a pipeline of oilseed rape varieties continues to set new standards – despite the challenge of cabbage stem flea beetle.

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