DEKALB Blogs

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Making the most of this season’s potential

  The vast majority of our winter oilseed rape has come to the end of flowering as we move into June, although some more backward crops badly ravaged by pigeons in the cold March...

Put Modern Genetics to Work in Cost and Risk Saving

By Lee Bennett, Openfield.   It’s high time growers really put oilseed rape genetics to work to minimise their growing costs and risks as well as improving output. ...

Oil is more than just a useful bonus

        By David Waite, Frontier   From valuable icing on the income cake at rapeseed prices of £350/t or more, oil quality bonuses and premiums...

Driving Yield to Cut Cost

By David Leaper, Agrii   Always the first key to arable profitability, driving yield is more important than ever at current winter OSR values. Commercial crop margin...

Keeping a tight ship

We’re down a bit on our winter rape this year, having pulled the last 50 ha we were due to drill once we got to September 11 th . With hindsight, we’d have got away with it if we’d kept on...

Ensuring the best hybrid seed quality

Ivo Zanin – Monsanto Oilseed Rape Supply Chain Lead, EMEA We go to great lengths to ensure the industry-leading quality and purity of DEKALB OSR seed as we match the supply of some 60...

Appreciating early development differences

  The threat from flea beetles and slugs, not to mention dry Septembers and less-than-ideal seedbeds makes robust autumn development a major advantage in winter OSR production. In...

Protecting all-important yields

As well as maximum gross output potential, winter OSR varieties must have sufficient in-built yield-protection to reliably deliver year-in, year-out under commercial farming conditions. ...

The modern hybrid advantage

  The latest industry survey shows hybrid varieties increasing their share of the certified seed area to 61% and making-up more than half of national plantings. While this...

Making the most of this season’s potential

  The vast majority of our winter oilseed rape has come to the end of flowering as we move into June, although some more backward crops badly ravaged by pigeons in the cold March...

Put Modern Genetics to Work in Cost and Risk Saving

By Lee Bennett, Openfield.   It’s high time growers really put oilseed rape genetics to work to minimise their growing costs and risks as well as improving output. ...

Going strong despite the cold start

      There was more than enough moisture in the ground, but our later August and early September-sown crops seemed to take forever to get going in an unusually cold...

Driving Yield to Cut Cost

By David Leaper, Agrii   Always the first key to arable profitability, driving yield is more important than ever at current winter OSR values. Commercial crop margin...

Building on an excellent harvest

  At an over-the-weighbridge average of 4.74 t/ha our winter rape harvest was more than half a tonne a hectare ahead of the previous year. Which was particularly pleasing as our 2014...

Oil is more than just a useful bonus

        By David Waite, Frontier   From valuable icing on the income cake at rapeseed prices of £350/t or more, oil quality bonuses and premiums...