Crop of oilseed rape
The oilseed rape area could rise after four seasons of decline, reflecting a small recovery in rapeseed prices, says leading plant breeder Monsanto. The area has been under pressure due to the fall in rapeseed prices, high growing costs and increasing pest problems from the likes of cabbage stem flea beetle. Geoff Hall, the group’s commercial lead for seeds and traits for north-west Europe, believes the drilling area this summer will edge back above 600,000ha, to see a likely 3%-plus […]
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