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To drill into late September or not?

Later drilling is often a difficult concept for growers to embrace fully. Memories of sluggishly developing crops and cold, wet autumns still sit firm in the minds of many growers. But it’s a very scenario now with significant breeding work gone in to the best varieties to ensure they can establish quickly in a range of growing scenarios including the freezing conditions of Eastern Europe.

 

45 Day Vigour - Sparrow45 and Incentive 45

Research has show that over 70% of the total root mass of oilseed rape is developed in the first 45 days weeks after sowing – hence Incentive 45’s name.

INCENTIVE AND DARIOT DELIVER 4.4T/HA OILSEED RAPE YIELDS ACROSS 120HA

Having experienced issues with pollen beetle affecting conventional OSR varieties the previous season, Wiltshire farmer Julian Cooke switched entirely to two DSV hybrids for the 2017 harvest.

NEW-GENERATION HYBRID OSR VARIETIES PROVIDE REAL BENEFITS

Northamptonshire farmer David Hutchinson has just finished harvesting 120ha of oilseed rape at Manor Farm, Strixton near Wellingborough, with DSV varieties Sparrow and Incentive 45 averaging just over 4.5t/ha.

DSV invest in France

Deutsche Saatveredelung AG - DSV invests in France Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV) has invested 5.2 million euros in the construction of a new French seed breeding station in Terminiers.  DSV breeds and tests wheat, barley, oilseed rape and forage and turf grasses for the French market at various locations in France.

 

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