A breakthrough semi-dwarf oilseed rape variety could be available next year with the prospect of high yields while being cheaper to grow than current offerings. The short-strawed variety Secret from leading oilseed rape breeder Monsanto has top disease resistance and is stiff stemmed so could allow growers to cut fungicide and growth regulator use. Semi-dwarfs have the advantage of high standing ability and are easier to combine, but have often failed to match more popular varieties on yield, disease resistance […]
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