Grow Your Crop

Oilseed rape is the key combinable break crop for UK farmers

Although the market is characterised by its volatility, oilseed rape remains a highly profitable crop that also offers significant agronomic benefits.

This section of the website aims to be a growing resource for technical knowledge transfer, offering advice and guidance about growing a healthy and successful crop.


Guides for Growers

 

AHDB Guide to Growing Oilseeds Rape

https://cereals.ahdb.org.uk/publications/2015/june/10/oilseed-rape-guide.aspx

AHDB Light Leaf Spot Forecast

https://cereals.ahdb.org.uk/monitoring/leaf-spot-forecasts.aspx

Fungicide Performance Data for Oilseed Rape (includes wheat and barley)

https://cereals.ahdb.org.uk/media/1364371/fungicide-performance-data-2017-7-december-2017.pdf

 

Crop Gross Margins
 

Below are the estimated gross margins for various crops for Harvest 2019. Please note, gross margins wil increase or decrease depending on the prevailing market price.

 

 

Estimated Harvest bar graph 2019

 

UK Weather Forecast

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast

 

Regional Weather Forecast

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/regional-forecasts

 

Long Range Weather Forecast

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/long-range-forecast

Rape seed illustration

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