It has recently been reported that oilseed rape prices are set to rise in 2020. In this article, Farm Zone explores the reasons for the predicted price rises, and the likelihood that they will come to pass. A declining domestic crop In the UK, the rapeseed crop is in...
Oilseed rape has had a bad time of it recently and it looks as though planting this year is going to be 10% down – which will mean it has hit a 16-year low. This is down to two factors: last year’s very dry autumn, coupled with excessive flea beetle damage. Farm Focus...
Farm Zone looks at why some farmers suffering heavy flea beetle attack in their oilseed rape should abandon hopes of a harvest and plant a maize crop whilst there is still time. Flea beetle has already condemned yields to derisory levels in some cases. A high...
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