Oilseed rape flowering in a field© Tim Scrivener
Spring oilseed rape has turned a healthy profit in a difficult season for one Oxfordshire husband-and-wife team.. Nigel and Margaret Lawrence grew 70ha of the crop this year and plan the same area in 2018 despite an extremely tough season with poor conditions for establishment and harvest. In the farm’s overall harvest beset by delays, with just 98 combine hours taking 48 days to accomplish, the crop battled through to yield an average of 2.2t/ha, with the combine yield monitor […]