Early sowing opportunity for Oilseed Rape

WHY GROW WINTER RAPE IN 2021?

The most profitable and reliable crop rotation on Irish farms (as analysed by Teagasc 2016-2018) is one that includes a proportion of winter cereals.  This is very valuable information for growers and their agronomists deciding what to drill in 2021/2022.

These profits are based on high winter cereal yields, with a good reliable break crop to set up your farm to drill winter cereals at the best time and get the most from your investment.  

Winter oilseed rape is sometimes not drilled as its margin looks low compared to a good wheat or
barley crop.  This appears correct on the face of it, but how many 4.5 tonne/ac crops of wheat follow
wheat or barley?

The true benefit of rape needs to be valued correctly and teased out as this table shows below, but we advise each grower to adjust for their own situation.

 

AURELIA HYBRID WINTER OILSEED RAPE

  • Extremely high yielding in DAFM trials 2019, 2020
  • Has Turnip Mosaic Virus resistance
  • Rapid autumn growth and hybrid vigour
  • Excellent stem stiffness and pod shatter resistance for harvest security

Download the Seedtech Autumn OIlseed Rape Guide Here

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