OSR

Resistance emerging to key light leaf spot fungicide

Resistance emerging to key light leaf spot fungicide

The fungus responsible for light leaf spot, an important disease of oilseed rape, is showing increasing resistance to azole fungicides...

August 18, 2021

Parasitic wasp discovery offers chemical-free pest control for OSR

Parasitic wasp discovery offers chemical-free pest control for OSR

A species of parasitic wasp discovered by chance could provide farmers with a chemical-free way of controlling a major pest....

May 27, 2020

Why breed bee-friendly oilseed rape varieties?

Why breed bee-friendly oilseed rape varieties?

Research has been carried out in the UK to identify varieties of oilseed rape (OSR) that are more attractive to...

March 19, 2017

Farming opportunities abound in western Poland

Farming opportunities abound in western Poland

There are tremendous prospects for young people from Ireland to establish attractive share farming opportunities in western Poland, according to...

May 22, 2015

Pyrethroid resistance issues could cause problems for rape growers

Pyrethroid resistance issues could cause problems for rape growers

According to the Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) resistance to pyrethroid-based insecticides in UK populations of cabbage stem flea beetle...

September 22, 2014

UK harvest 80% done, following 500,000ha push this week

UK harvest 80% done, following 500,000ha push this week

Some 80% of the total UK cereal and oilseed rape area has been harvested according to latest reports from the...

August 29, 2014

New research results on the impact of pyrethroid resistance

New research results on the impact of pyrethroid resistance

Research has confirmed that pyrethroid resistant cabbage stem flea beetles are present in the UK. This information is vital for...

August 16, 2014

Rapeseed improvements for livestock identified

Rapeseed improvements for livestock identified

Ways to improve the nutritional value of rapeseed and meal for non-ruminant livestock have been explored as part of a...

July 18, 2014

Improving energy from oilseed rape straw

Improving energy from oilseed rape straw

Researchers at the Institute of Food Research in the UK are looking at how to turn straw from oilseed rape...

July 6, 2014