Small OSR seeds in West Sussex

31 July 2001

Small OSR seeds in West Sussex

OILSEED rape yields are below average at Wephurst Park Farm, near Billingshurst, in West Sussex, according to manager Robin Matthews.

Twenty-three hectares (55 acres) of Apex have yielded 2.9t/ha (1.2t/acre). The farm average is between 3.3-3.7t/ha (1.35-1.5t/acre).

“It had looked a better crop than it turned out. The seeds are very small.”

The farm is based on Weald clay. They will make a start on Soissons winter wheat tomorrow, not drilled until January. He says they may be a few days behind a normal schedule.

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