Oilseed rape guide

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This publication covers all the main areas associated with the growth of this crop – from understanding the market, to its agronomic, harvest and storage requirements. The guide also signposts to a wide range of further reference sources.

Originally published in 2005, the publication was revised in 2015. When printed copies ran out late in 2017, AHDB took the opportunity to rebrand the publication.

Although the technical content remains the same as the 2015 revision, the reissued 2018 guide has a fresh new look and is easier to navigate.

AHDB plans to issue a fully revised guide in 2019.

What’s inside the AHDB Oilseed rape guide?

Market selection

Variety choice

Yield determination

Rotation planning

Nutrient management

Canopy management (including desiccation)

Disease information (including downy mildew, grey mould, phoma leaf spot, light leaf spot, sclerotinia stem rot, clubroot, verticillium wilt and turnip yellows virus)

Pest information (including slugs, cabbage stem flea beetle, peach–potato aphid, pollen beetle, seed weevil and brassica pod midge)

Weed information (including black-grass, crane’s bill, cleavers, charlock, wild radish, poppy and volunteer cereals)

Harvest and storage information

At-a-glance management timings

Related Publications

G65 Oilseed Rape Guide 2018