Oilseed rape sowings are set to fall this autumn for the fourth successive season due to the slump in rapeseed prices and mounting growing costs. Rapeseed prices are down more than 40% from their peak just over four years ago, while control of blackgrass and flea beetles has pushed input cost higher. Experts predict the area could decline nearly 10% to 580,000ha this autumn from the 630,000ha estimated to be currently in the ground. We asked a trader, an agronomist, […]