South Essex grower Ed Ford is among the first to start his oilseed rape harvest this year, with early figures indicating a 3.5t/ha average yield. Yesterday Mr Ford, from Brentwood, started combining 40ha of hybrid variety Expower, which was desiccated about three weeks ago.  He said: “We sprayed off quite early this year but I’d say we are about a week behind actually harvesting compared with the last two years.” This year Mr Ford grew 100ha of the hybrid oilseed rape alongside conventional variety […]
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