© Tim Scrivener
Ease of harvesting could become just as important as ease of management when it comes to choosing oilseed rape varieties. The threat to glyphosate’s future and the possibility of greater restrictions on the use of pre-harvest desiccants means that farmers are starting to consider alternative ways of getting their oilseed rape crops to ripen evenly in time for harvest. As a result, they are turning to plant breeders for solutions, some of who are investigating whether harvestability is a trait […]