Sustainable stem canker resistance

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Sustainable stem canker resistance by Arable Farming New traits coming to the market bring advances in disease resistance and nitrogen use efficiency in winter oilseed rape. A new source of resistance to phoma stem canker, labelled RlmS, will confer effective [...]

Tailor-made varieties for different environments

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Tailor-made varieties for different environments by Arable Farming A whole genome approach is enabling one OSR breeder to develop varieties with underlying genetic strength conferred by many genes working together. Arable Farming reports. Improving the whole genetic package to deliver [...]

CSFB damage down this season

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine CSFB damage down this season by Arable Farming Results from the 2021 National Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle Management Study confirm a reduction in damage. Growers across the country sowing almost 12,000 hectares of winter oilseed rape last autumn report a [...]

Shining a light on stem health

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Shining a light on stem health by Arable Farming Known as the ‘disease of wet winters’, incidences of cylindrosporiose, a secondary light leaf spot infection, have increased in recent years. Alice Dyer finds out more. Light leaf spot is normally [...]

Finding a niche in a commodity market

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Finding a niche in a commodity market by Arable Farming Capitalising on fertile soils and a unique microclimate, one farming business has turned a commodity crop into a high value product exported around the world. Alice Dyer reports. Robert Mackenzie [...]

Maintaining OSR progress with Clearfield

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Maintaining OSR progress with Clearfield by Arable Farming A move to growing Clearfield oilseed rape for the first time last season has made cruciferous weed control much more reliable at Arras Farm on the Yorkshire Wolds near Market Weighton, while maintaining performance [...]

Is the price right for an OSR comeback?

As featured in Arable Farming Magazine Is the price right for an OSR comeback? by Arable Farming Economics might trump agronomics when it comes to planting oilseed rape this year as strong prices and good prospects tempt growers back to the crop. Cedric Porter reports. The [...]

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