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Spring Oilseed Rape 2019

A rise in spring drilling is expected in 2019 as a direct result of the winter oilseed rape area dropping to around 580,000 ha.

Turnip Yellow Virus (TuYV) resistant varieties offering increasing hope for UK oilseed rape growers

Two of the new oilseed rape varieties added to the 2019/20 AHDB Recommended List feature Turnip Yellow (TuYV) resistance so just how important is the threat posed by the aphid-borne virus to UK producers. John Swire investigates.

TRIPLE WINS FOR DSV VARIETIES IN 2018 ADAS YIELD ENHANCEMENT NETWORK (YEN)

DSV varieties have come top in the overall wheat and oilseed rape production categories in the 2018 ADAS Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) initiative with a win for the highest yield in the oilseed rape trials section too.

EXPANDING WHEAT, OILSEED RAPE AND MAIZE RANGES ON DSV’S CROPTEC 2018 STAND

New varieties of wheat, oilseed rape and forage joined DSV’s established portfolio of wheat, OSR and cover crops on their stand at CropTec 2018.

COMPANION CROPS IN OILSEED RAPE

What are the benefits of this new approach?

Drilling a companion crop or seed mixture alongside arable crops is nothing new. As yet however, this approach has not been widely used in traditional cropping and especially not in oilseed rape. Companion planting in OSR has two main objectives. The primary objective is to reduce nitrogen fertiliser inputs by using legumes to fix atmospheric nitrogen. The secondary objective focuses on repelling or distracting insect OSR pests.

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