Spraying young oilseed rape plants © Tim Scrivener© Tim Scrivener
A candidate oilseed rape variety with ideal characteristics to help manage some of the crop’s most damaging threats is being tipped for success by the seed trade this autumn. The national rapeseed area has been in steady decline since its high of 737,000ha in 2011-12, with the AHDB’s most recent autumn Early Bird Survey estimating a 13-year low of just above 550,000ha this harvest year. Several factors are at play, but primarily the shrinkage is down to lower prices and […]