I absolutely agree it is all about luck!! I think the word for virgin areas in the UK are well beyond my working life!!No. it's all luck.
Seriously though, the only consistently successful measure I've come across is to get out of the crop, don't grow it at all for 5-7 years. This would need to be done over a large area mind, e.g. county-wide.
Then grow it again as a 'virgin' crop
but the trouble is OSR is not worth enough when you look at the Cost of production,
I'll let you know it 12months time !!As the title asks, is there any skill in growing this awful waste of time trouble some crop??
Let me have your secrets!
Disagree. It can be (if it doesn’t get eaten by beetles) if you get over the myth that it needs expensive hybrid seed, pre ems, 3 insecticides in the autumn and 2 in the spring, 4 fungicides and 240kgs n! 3t/ha will give us a good margin herebut the trouble is OSR is not worth enough when you look at the Cost of production,
hailstorms, header losses, side knives, bed extensions, dessication or swathing, soggy wet swaths, leakage out of a pin hole.
Strange one. I thought the whole purpose of Beeswax was to reduce the proprietor’s bank balance? Maybe they will go into potatoes? In answer to the OP’s question luck is the most important ingredient for a successful OSR crop in these parts. That’s according to a Yorkshire man who also tells me the promised land lies north of the Humber.It sounds as though the Dyson outfit has has enough of growing rape. Farming Today or rather anti Farming Today as I like to call had this piece this morning. They didn't have the gumption to ask what would replace it in the rotation
Farming Today - 05/08/20 - Dyson ditches oilseed rape, Missing cows in Northern Ireland, Turning pig waste into energy - BBC SoundsDyson are ditching oil seed rape, blaming falling yields. Sybil Ruscoe presents.www.bbc.co.uk