1. Agriland RSS

    Winter oilseed rape acreage increased by 25%

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Teagasc is confirming that the area of winter oilseed rape sown out in Ireland has increased by an estimated 25% this season. This is due to a combination of high forward prices and planting opportunities last August. Crops are generally more...
  2. Laggard

    OSR fungicide

    Very hard to find any phoma in varieties Aspire and Annika yet. Usually quite a bit of phoma showing in previous varieties by Guy Fawkes. What about light leaf spot or is it too early?
  3. T

    Phoma in WOSR

    I have quite a bit of phoma coming through in some late august drilled WOSR. Any ideas of alternative methods other than a fungicide? Thanks
  4. Hutchinsons News

    Early Disease control in OSR

    Early Disease control in OSR Use disease risk forecasts to plan appropriate and timely spray programmes for oilseed rape crops this autumn is the advice of Dr David Ellerton, technical director with Hutchinsons. Light Leaf Spot and phoma stem canker are the two main autumn diseases of Oilseed...
  5. leroyo8

    Looking for farmers around Gloucestershire/Worcestershire area interested in hosting OSR trials.

    Dear all, This might be a long shot but worth a try. I work as a field trialist for Staphyt ltd based in Bicester, Oxfordshire where we carry out efficacy and residue small plot trials to test crop protection products in order to help support research/registration of products. We are looking...
  6. CPM RSS

    Innovation Insight – A breakthrough in genetics

    Written by cpm After 20 years of research and testing, LSPB has commercially launched two oilseed rape varieties containing a new resistance gene – RlmS – which claims to offer greater protection against phoma. CPM explores the breakthrough in genetics. Now is the time to have a new resistance...
  7. MX7

    European Countries Winter oilseed rape yield data sources?

    Out of interest, I have been trying to find historical , winter oilseed rape yield data from European countries , on the internet with out much success. Any suggestions how I might find the information would be useful? If any particular countries average rape yields are consistently above the UK...
  8. Laggard

    OSR fungicide

    With November 2021 OSR worth £410/t+bonuses what are peoples thoughts on fungicides? A lot of OSR round here is struggling with CSFB and sharp frosts every night.
  9. tr250

    Thinking of having one last go at osr???

    Looking at market report this morning osr is £447 delivered am I silly in thinking about trying it? I’m thinking direct drill mid July very thick as soon as w barley is off leave until November and graze it down with sheep and come back in the spring and decided whether to plant spring crop or...
  10. Corteva Updates

    Yield-topping oilseed rape hybrid demonstrates breakthrough sclerotinia tolerance trait

    Yield-topping oilseed rape hybrid demonstrates breakthrough sclerotinia tolerance trait The first ever winter oilseed rape variety with a claim for tolerance to the stem disease sclerotinia has been launched by Pioneer®, the seed brand of Corteva AgriscienceTM. Hybrid PT303 Protector...
  11. Laggard

    OSR Light Leaf Spot Bayer Spotcheck ADAS result

    Had the report back and LLS has 35% incidence. Is this good / bad? Have many others had the ADAS test? At what % incidence would you consider spraying at?
  12. Farm Business RSS

    Essential oil producing UK crops could help treat lymphoma according to ‘promising’ research

    Written by Iain Hoey Farmers could be growing more high value crops for pharmaceuticals in the UK if new research into treating an aggressive form of lymphoma proves successful. The project, based at University of Plymouth’s Derriford Research Facility, has found that specific essential oils...
  13. Agriland RSS

    Light leaf spot risk lowest for several years according to latest forecast

    Written by William Kellett The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) light leaf spot preliminary forecast shows that the disease risk to winter oilseed rape (OSR) ranks among the lowest recorded in recent years. The regional disease forecast highlights the proportion of...
  14. CPM RSS

    AHDB forecast shows early onset of phoma in OSR

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham Some winter oilseed rape may already have 10% of the crop showing phoma symptoms and need treating, according to AHDB’s forecast for the disease. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Compiled by Rothamsted Research, the 2020 forecast reveals a wide range of predicted...
  15. ImLost

    Not man flu, so what is it?

    Last couple of days have been hell. Saturday evening I was feeling kind of sluggish, but put it down to rushing about Friday and during the day Saturday as well as quite a bit of driving compared to what I've been used to. Sunday arrived and I had no energy, ached all over and had a splitting...
  16. Agriland RSS

    Experts advise growers to combine the ‘most reliable’ techniques to tackle CSFB

    Written by Agriland Team A review of evidence and new trials work has revealed the factors most likely to influence cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) pressure in winter oilseed rape (OSR). The ADAS-led research identified 31 factors, including an estimate of the reliability of each individual...
  17. Adeptandy


    December 2022 is fast approaching, anyone heard anything about its licencing for the future ?
  18. CPM RSS

    Theory to Field – The OREGIN of resilience?

    Written by cpm Download PDF Collaborative research has long been the backbone of a Defra-funded breeding programme that has responded to the challenges facing oilseed rape growers. CPM explores the programme’s current focus. Without the GINs there’s some cutting-edge genetic research that...
  19. Badshot

    Verticilium wilt resistance

    Having dessicated my little bit of osr now, it's evident that there's more wilt evident in campus than Barbados. Anyone else seeing a difference in other varieties?
  20. Still Farming

    Lock downs

    Looks like Leicester lock down? Where next?