The challenges faced by oilseed rape growers seem to get bigger every year. We are sure that breeders and chemical companies are doing all they can to find solutions to the big problems such as weed control, Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle and enhanced disease resistance, but in truth the solutions to many of our problems are already available. Careful varietal selection can help to ensure that you harvest the FULL potential of your variety, rather than see yield eroded by poor vigour, diseases, lodging, delayed harvest and pod shatter.
Undoubtedly we will have another challenging year, but there are some varietal choices that will help take unnecessary risks out of your crop and help to protect your margin. Look out for these key traits in this 2017 Limagrain portfolio guide.
We hope you will find this a useful publication.