Switching to establishing oilseed rape by autocasting can cut costs without penalising yield and has the potential to reduce the threat of cabbage stem flea beetle damage by avoiding ground disturbance. These are the preliminary conclusions from a trial conducted by Cambridgeshire grower Thomas Martin, who has been experimenting with three different establishment methods this season. In addition to his normal disc drill, he got contractors to establish a field using placed seed and fertiliser behind a flat lift cultivator, […]