Flowering oilseed rape© Tim Scrivener
Crop record-keeping data shows an alarmingly high number of oilseed rape varieties being grown commercially across the UK – and this could be contributing to a stagnant national average yield. Plant breeders have made a huge effort to produce new and improved rapeseed varieties in recent years, with about 100 now entering the National List system each year. despite the national crop being about 600,000ha. This is relatively small when compared with wheat, which sees about 2m hectares drilled each year and […]