Webinar: How to balance high inputs and market prospects for OSR

Although the price of oilseed rape has risen sharply largely due to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, so too have input costs such as fertiliser, fuel and energy costs. Therefore, oilseed rape growers need to be even more careful in planning nitrogen fertilizer and pesticide applications in the spring of 2023.

The following points are addressed in the webinar:

  • How to assess the nitrogen fertilizer needs of your crop to make sure nitrogen is not wasted?
  • Are you measuring the green area index (GAI)?
  • Should you be soil testing now to check on the level of soil mineral nitrogen that might become available to the crop?
  • How to best use of plant growth regulator (PGR) treatments in the spring?
  • Do you plan to reduce the number of passes through the crop?
  • How to assess damage from cabbage stem flea beetles and plan what preventive strategy could be used in the future?
  • What’s the minimum level of yield growers need to get to cover the higher growing costs?
  • We have had 3 or 4 dry springs in a row, how will that affect agronomy decisions?
  • What are your weed control options in the spring and why? 

What is OSR Future?

Corteva Agriscience is delighted to sponsor OSR Future, a series following the progress of the 2022-23 oilseed rape crop and exploring how farmers are changing the way they grow the crop.

OSR is a vital part of the rotation and Corteva remains committed to helping deliver the tools to ensure the crop has a bright future with farmers.

With an innovative R&D pipeline, fantastic varieties – such as sclerotinia-tolerant hybrid PT303 – alongside proven crop protection products, such as Belkar, Astrokerb, Kerb Flo 500 and Korvetto, farmers will be equipped with the tools they need to maximise the potential of their crops.

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