Till-Seeding Technical Briefing 2011 Report
Improved OSR Yields, Reduced Fertiliser Costs, Ensured Establishment - These are three key elements which are very worthwhile looking at with Rape prices around £400 a ton.
OPICO have been pioneers of the Till-Seeding technique working with farmers and manufacturers to provide the machinery to maximise yields and minimise costs when growing OSR. Now that Till-Seeding is accepted as the most efficient technique for rape establishment and cropping, many parts of the UK OPICO have turned there attention to refining the technique and nutrition of the crop.
OPICO held a Till-Seeding technical briefing on Tuesday 12th April at Toft House Hotel, Bourne, Lincs. They covered the developments in the technique itself and launched a new consolidation system which enhances germination in adverse conditions. However, most importantly they shared the results of trials they have been conducting with Masstock and Openfield for the last two seasons into liquid nitrogen application at seeding. Crop nutrition is certainly one of the key areas where everyone can maximise margins from OSR and OPICO believe will become the next major change in the way the crop is grown in the UK.