Oilseed rape on one Dorset farm has averaged a good yield of 4.4t/ha, helped by good spring sunlight as the area escaped the dry autumn and spring seen further east. Farm manager Scott Bagwell has just finished cutting 138ha of the conventional variety Elgar, which started with yields of 4.2t/ha, but increased to as high as 4.9t/ha on more fertile land. “We had very good establishment in the autumn, a mild winter and the crop was almost too vigorous,” he […]
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