oilseed rape flowering© Tim Scrivener
Oilseed rape yields can be raised by almost 0.25t/ha by encouraging crops to stay greener during the two months after the mid-flowering stage. Fungicide sprays used at flowering can shows this type of yield increase even in the absence of visible signs of disease in oilseed rape crops. Work by Julie Smith, plant pathologist at crop consultants Adas, has shown the use of an SDHI-strobilurin product can extend greening, and could also help with potential problems of resistance building up […]