Oilseed rape

Report: EU policies undermined the farming of oilseed rape in Europe

Report: EU policies undermined the farming of oilseed rape in Europe

Contradictory EU policies first encouraged and then undermined the farming of oilseed rape in Europe, according to a new analysis...

January 26, 2022

PDA updates fertiliser recommendations for oilseed rape

PDA updates fertiliser recommendations for oilseed rape

The Potash Development Association (PDA) has acted to update its fertiliser recommendations for oilseed rape crops. A new advisory leaflet,...

January 13, 2022

New ‘Phoma’ disease threat on oilseed rape emerges in UK

New ‘Phoma’ disease threat on oilseed rape emerges in UK

A variety of the fungus that will heighten the ‘Phoma’ disease threat on oilseed rape and other brassicas has been...

December 17, 2021

Winter oilseed rape acreage increased by 25%

Winter oilseed rape acreage increased by 25%

Teagasc is confirming that the area of winter oilseed rape sown out in Ireland has increased by an estimated 25%...

November 9, 2021

Scottish growing sector faces pros and cons due to mixed weather

Scottish growing sector faces pros and cons due to mixed weather

Following an exceptionally dry spring in 2020, many were hoping for a more ‘normal’ spell of spring weather in 2021....

May 16, 2021

Use of the Crawler herbicide will be banned by November 2022

Use of the Crawler herbicide will be banned by November 2022

Oilseed rape growers have been dealt a blow, following clarification from the CRD (Chemicals Regulation Division) that ADAMA’s carbetamide-based grass...

May 8, 2021

Oilseed rape plantings fall to lowest level since 1986

Oilseed rape plantings fall to lowest level since 1986

Oilseed rape (OSR) plantings have fallen to their lowest level since 1986 at 318,000ha, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture...

November 27, 2020

Light leaf spot risk lowest for several years according to latest forecast

Light leaf spot risk lowest for several years according to latest forecast

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) light leaf spot preliminary forecast shows that the disease risk to winter oilseed...

October 18, 2020

Keep an eye out for the flea beetle in oilseed rape crops

Keep an eye out for the flea beetle in oilseed rape crops

Farmers who planted oilseed rape should be keeping an eye out for the flea beetle in oilseed rape crops, or...

September 24, 2020

Joined up approach needed to protect future of oilseed rape in Britain

Joined up approach needed to protect future of oilseed rape in Britain

The NFU is seeking urgent discussions with Defra about the future of oilseed rape (OSR) in Britain. OSR is a...

April 29, 2020

Grain price: Wheat price looks more positive at weekend, but OSR falls

Grain price: Wheat price looks more positive at weekend, but OSR falls

Grain prices fell this week across global grain markets, but showed positive signs on Friday afternoon, March 13. While wheat...

March 14, 2020

Scottish farmers launch trial to grow UK’s first organic oilseed rape crop

Scottish farmers launch trial to grow UK’s first organic oilseed rape crop

Five organic farmers in North East Scotland have launched a pilot project with a commercial feed processor to try and...

June 5, 2019

Verticillium wilt disease ratings ‘one step closer’

Verticillium wilt disease ratings ‘one step closer’

The findings of new AHDB-funded research have shown there is significant potential to produce verticillium disease ratings as part of...

May 12, 2019

18,000ha of rapeseed destroyed in France due to GMO risk

18,000ha of rapeseed destroyed in France due to GMO risk

A massive 18,000ha of rapeseed has been destroyed in France due to a risk of contamination with a GMO (genetically...

April 9, 2019

Sclerotinia infection risk alerts return for 2019

Sclerotinia infection risk alerts return for 2019

With oilseed rape (OSR) about to enter the critical flowering period, AHDB has restarted its sclerotinia infection risk alerts service...

March 25, 2019

Thinking of oilseed rape herbicides? Then it’s time to ‘think water’ too

Thinking of oilseed rape herbicides? Then it’s time to ‘think water’ too

Better management of herbicides could protect their use in the future, a voluntary best practice campaign has said. It comes as...

August 5, 2018

Rape straw and livestock bedding…is there a solution?

Rape straw and livestock bedding…is there a solution?

Farmers across the country are being warned not to buy potentially useless bales of rape straw treated with an active...

July 30, 2018

Farmers urged to manage oilseed rape erucic acid levels ahead of lowered limit

Farmers urged to manage oilseed rape erucic acid levels ahead of lowered limit

A unique collaboration between UK stakeholders has resulted in the production of erucic acid management guidelines for growers of oilseed...

July 30, 2018