Oilseed Rape

WHY GROW WINTER OILSEED RAPE IN 2021? 

The most profitable and reliable crop rotation on Irish farms 2016-2018 (as analysed by Teagasc) is one that includes a proportion of winter cereals.  This is very valuable information for growers and their agronomists deciding what to drill in 2020/2021.  These profits are based on high winter cereal yields and you need 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 often not drilled as its margin looks low compared to a good wheat or barley crop.  On the face of it, this appears correct 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 below attempts but we advise each grower to adjust for their own situation.

 

Contact Nigel Whyte (086 0264220) for expert advice on variety and agronomy information.

BENEFITS OF CONVENTIONAL OILSEED RAPE: 

» Suitable for early sowing
» Variable seed rates can be used
» High yield potential
» Good early autumn vigour
» Lower seed costs
» Potential to match Hybrid yields

 

BENEFITS OF HYBRID OILSEED RAPE:

» High yielding advantage
» Excellent autumn vigour
» Reduced plant stress
» Reduced seeding rates
» Wider sowing window
» Superb stem characteristics

Available Oilseed Rape Varieties

  • Seedtech

    Aurelia
    EXCELLENT LIGHT LEAF SPOT RESISTANCE

    • Extremely high yielding in DAFM 2019,2020
    • Rapid autumn growth and hybrid vigour 
    • Excellent stem stiffness and harvest security
     

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  • Seedtech

    LG Aviron

    TURNIP MOSAIC VIRUS RESISTANCE
    • Extremely vigorous autumn growth so especially suited if drilling is delayed into September
    • Excellent stem stiffness and harvest security
    •  N-Flex trait - excellent performance in low fertility sites
     

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  • Seedtech

    Acacia

    AN ANASTASIA CROSS SO VERY SUITABLE FOR IRISH CLIMATE
    • Highest yielding conventional rape in UK trials 2018-2020 
    • Rapid autumn growth and hybrid like vigour
    • Excellent stem stiffness and harvest security

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