Applying compound to a crop of oilseed rape© Tim Scrivener
Selecting a vigorous variety of oilseed rape is the key to maximising returns for one Cambridgeshire farmer, and using an ultra-low cost of establishment this season may help him cut costs further. Thomas Martin says early plant vigour means common pest problems with slugs and pigeons are minimised during the early growth stages. “If I could pick a variety that’s 101% [gross output] with good establishment, I’d choose it over a variety that yielded 107%,” says Mr Martin. See also: […]