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SEED-BED PREPARATION

Advice on achieving high OSR yields with good establishment

Establishment is widely recognised as the main challenge when it comes to growing a successful crop of oilseed rape, get it wrong and yield potential is compromised from the start.…

SEED-BED PREPARATION

Pros and cons of 6 different OSR establishment techniques

There is a wide range of establishment methods for oilseed rape and the most suitable technique will depend on soil type, soil conditions, prevailing weather and likely weed and slug…

SEED-BED PREPARATION

Last minute tips for drilling oilseed rape

Oilseed rape growers are being urged to time drilling by seedbed conditions and not calendar date to counter the pest pressure and drought some saw last summer. Experts are cautious…

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How to: create the perfect blackgrass stale seed-bed

A well-aggregated stale seed-bed will bring weed seeds close to the surface and provide the best environment for rapid germination and emergence before spraying. Farmers Weekly finds out how to…

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SEED-BED PREPARATION

Advice on achieving high OSR yields with good establishment

Establishment is widely recognised as the main challenge when it comes to growing a successful crop of oilseed rape, get it wrong and yield potential is compromised from the start.…

SEED-BED PREPARATION

Pros and cons of 6 different OSR establishment techniques

There is a wide range of establishment methods for oilseed rape and the most suitable technique will depend on soil type, soil conditions, prevailing weather and likely weed and slug…

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Case studies

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How a min-till approach can improve soil health

A change to the cultivations policy has helped a Shropshire farming estate save both time and money, while also improving the condition of its soils. The previous plough and power…

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Min-till system overhaul slashes diesel and slug pelleting

There are many different establishment systems on farms across the UK, but Keith Challen had to look much further afield – to Eastern Europe – to find the drill and…

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Why strip-till is key to one farmer's cultivations approach

Strip tillage offers farmers the best of both worlds – a tilled strip offering a good tilth moist, friable, well-draining seed-bed along with some of the benefits of zero tillage. Louise…

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SEED-BED PREPARATION

Late barley drilling dates requires higher seed rates

Spring barley growers should increase seed rates if drilling is delayed by wet weather in order to increase tiller counts and maximise yield potential. Those using the spring-sown crop as…

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Test and reviews

SEED-BED PREPARATION

New drill options for seed-bed fertiliser

[caption id="attachment_1287373" align="alignnone" width="900"] Combi version of the Horsch Express KR one-pass drill and power harrow will have a bigger hopper than the standard outfit and a ‘mix’ unit to…

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