Flash oilseed rape performed very well for Colin Keevil at Chapel Farm, East Knoyle, Wilts, yielding 5.2t/ha (2.1t/acre) at 13% moisture.


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“We had a bad establishment but it recovered very well,” he said. “It was a huge crop.”

121ha (300 acres) of Expert and Castille averaged 3.9t/ha (1.6t/acre) while 24ha (60 acres) of Expert which had been dessicated for more than four weeks came in at 3.5t/ha (1.4t/acre).

Mr Keevil hoped to start his Tipple spring barley this weekend (16 August) and the wheat was also nearly ready. “It’s all going to come at the same time.”

Crop: Oilseed rape
Variety: Flash
Area: 32ha (78 acres)
Yield: 5.2t/ha (2.1t/acre)

Varieties: Castille and Expert
Area: 121ha (300 acres)
Yield: 3.9t/ha (1.6t/acre)

Variety: Expert
Area: 24ha (60 acres)
Yield: 3.5t/ha (1.4t/acre)



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