Sunday, 3 April 2011

Oilseed rape latest

I estimate between 20 to 30% of oilseed rape will be replanted this spring.

A combination of dry weather at planting and a lack of snow cover has taken its toll.

I have seen many crops looking like this photo which was taken last week.

There are plants there but they are small and low in numbers.

While some growers will re-plant with spring oilseed rape it is likely that most will opt for spring cereals, maize or sunflowers depending on what herbicides, if any, have already been applied.