Early drilling into a good seed-bed with adequate moisture is the key to growing oilseed rape successfully, allowing seeds to germinate and establish quickly. This will allow crops to outgrow potential damage from pests such as slugs, pigeons and cabbage stem flea beetles, and to generate good biomass above and below ground before winter. Mid- to late-August is seen as optimum for sowing rapeseed in many regions and, given reasonable moisture, should help crops establish before the main migration of adult […]