Archive Article: 1999/09/03

3 September 1999

Rain may have slowed harvesting last week but it helped this Madrigal oilseed rape get away on JR Naylor and Sons Wood Farm at Uffington, near Stamford, south Lincs. Drilling rate into a good seedbed after wheat was 5kg/ha to minimise lodging. Slug risk was high but fast emergence and pellets post-drilling should keep the crop ahead, Mr Naylor hopes.

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