Oilseed Rape the Star crop of 2020

In a difficult year for tillage crops, oilseed rape stands out above the rest. Most crop yields were in the 1.7 to 2.0 tonnes per acre range with many above that. At current prices, oilseed rape will leave the best margins for 2020.

Looking ahead, there are a number of attractive contracts on offer from oilseed rape buyers for next season. Apart from being a profitable crop option at these prices, oilseed rape provides an excellent cereal break and improves soil structure.

Regarding weed control in oilseed rape, early control is important. That is because crop yield potential suffers  from early weed competition.

At DHM, we are pleased to offer Rapsan Turbo as a pre-emergent or early post emergent herbicide option. Containing the proven ingredients of metazachlor and quinmerac, Rapsan Turbo provides cost effective broadspectrum weed control including cleavers. The best option is to spray at 2.0 litres per hectare immediately after drilling the crop.