By mixing in some home saved seed I have reduced oilseed rape seed costs from $56/ha to $42/ha giving a saving of $14/ha or if you like 25%. On 1,500ha that’s a total saving of $21,000. Good eh!
By using minimal cultivations I have reduced the establishment cost by a whopping $42/ha when compared to usual Ukrainian practice of recreational cultivations - plough, disc, roll, disc again, roll, disc, drill and roll.
Seedbeds look great, the crop is emerging beautifully, a robust herbicide mix of metazachlor and clomazone is working a treat, very happy.