A close up of OSR pods ready to harvest© Tim Scrivener
Spring oilseed rape is “cheap as chips” to grow, meaning it can be as profitable as its winter cousin with the right variety and agronomy. This is the startling message from Nigel and Margaret Lawrence, who have been growing the crop for the past three years. The reduced yield of spring varieties is more than compensated for by the dramatically reduced costs, with fungicide spend last season coming in at just £22/ha, and insecticides a mere £20/ha, they say. See […]