Break bruchid egg laying cycle
There is new advice to help bean growers to break the egg laying cycle of bruchid beetle, which caused such extensive damage in the prolonged hot dry conditions last year.
Working with Mike Pickford in the UK, Grainseed and he have been developing a high yielding conventional rape variety, Keeper.
Top yielding Clearfield variety
Growing Clearfield oilseed rape is no longer a niche activity, as over 61,000 hectares were grown last year and there is an expectation of further growth in 2019.