Successful Oil Seed Rape Establishment
Let's start with some questions about your oilseed rape crop
How many hectares of oilseed rape did you plant for the 2019/20 season?
How many of these look well and are now in flower?
In this post neonicotinoid world what makes for successful establishment?
The oilseed rape variety?
The region you farm in?
The area you grow?
The answers to these questions along with several others dictate the probability of a successfully established OSR crop.
What is your main oilseed rape establishment method?
Plough based, minimum tillage, direct seeding.
What percentage of your oilseed rape did you plant in each of the following?
On or before 7 August, 8 - 20 August, 21- 31 August, 1 - 15 September, On or after 16 September
There are many techniques that potentially help in the battle against the adult flea beetle.
Which are you using?
Leaving OSR volunteers from previous crops in adjacent fields, spreading organic manures, using seedbed fertiliser, double rolling, applying deterrent sprays or colourants.
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Host Field Data Cropping Year 19 / 20
OSR Winter, Aspire
Soil Type: Clay Loam. p.H: 8.2 P: 15 K: 251
Seed Rate: 7 kg/ha.
Drill date: 23/08/2019
Seed dressing Hy-Pro Duet Prosper ST Seed-life
Past Crop 18 Wheat Winter
Past Crop 17 Beans Winter Field
Past Crop 16 Barley Winter
Past Crop 15 Wheat Winter
Past Crop 14 OSR Winter
Past Crop 13 Wheat Winter
Past Crop 12 Beans Winter Field
Past Crop 11 Barley Winter