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    WOSR trials - to keep them moving

    WOSR trials just north of banbury will get their 1st N & sulphur fert tomorrow.

    CSFB still jumping about & pigeons have been a pain this winter.

    Hoping this fert will start to push the...
  2. WOSR var Elevation, how many Hectares will 1 pack sow.

    One 4million seed pack of the conventional wosr variety Elevation, should sow approx 5ha @ 80seedsm2 -- 8ha @50seeds.
    A consistent AHDB recommended high yielding British bred variety.
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    Re: Home saved WOSR seed

    If you want a good competitive seed price for a british bred conventional variety send an email to clive sutton@dlf.co.uk or ring them on 01386793135

    You should contact the BSPB to ask about...
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    Taffy - late disease in Cotswolds wosr trials

    Many varieties in our wosr treated trials in North Cotswolds have in the last 3 - 4 weeks, shown very high levels of what appears to be late LLspot; causing big brown ladder like lesions on the...
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    Taffy asks - Anyone combining osr

    Swathed north Cotswolds osr trials on monday, plot combine will be in this weekend , some results Monday. (I HOPE ). I`ve had some farm crop reports of my early to ripen variety Advance being...
  6. taffy - oilseed rape breeder- looking for contacts & collaboration on the continent

    Taffy is looking to have discussions with possible collaborator ie farmer/merchant/seed company to develop wosr var varieties in the markets of Germany, France, Poland etc

    conventional british...
  7. Re: From the Cotswolds to the Orient - Advance - Ahead in the field.

    Yes
    Advance was tested for 3years in HGCA & offiical trials and more importantly over 25000ha were grown for harvest 2015 with many farm crops yielding over 5tha , with one of the highest oil...
  8. From the Cotswolds to the Orient - Advance - Ahead in the field.

    Taffy independent osr breeder in the Cotswolds has just received farm trial results from Japan for his conventional wosr variety Advance; it yielded some 15% above leading EU hybrids & other global...
  9. Update from Taffy on his North Cotswolds osr trials

    Those trials sown mid to end on august look good with very little flea beetle damage; the trials sown into 1st week September are ok, much smaller plants with a lot of flea beetle damage - with...
  10. Thread: harvesting osr

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    Re: harvesting osr

    We swathed some of our rape seed mults a few days ago, then 3 days of drizzle, so we need a good bit of sun now to start up the combine on our earliest variety - Advance, - yield potential looks...
  11. Thread: harvesting osr

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    harvesting osr

    Any nearly or likely to be done over next few days.
    taffy
  12. Thread: osr harvest

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    osr harvest

    If you can help, Any osr getting near to dessication /harvest, I`m thinking in particular about early ripening vars - Excalibur & Advance
    cheers
    Taffy
  13. Re: taffy says - update on North Cotswolds rape trials

    Taffy = what I`ve seen in trials both are good vars - Sy Harmas nice hybrid, I also like Harper as a hybrid.
    Campus - High output, but tall & later ripening than most other vars. Although not...
  14. taffy says - update on North Cotswolds rape trials

    With these warm dry days the osr the trials are now turning fast; next week I`ll probably start to pull selected plants from the breeding nursery. Despite spraying for them, we`ve a lot of seed...
  15. Taffy update on cotswold rape trials & open day at Anglia grain services

    Flowering almost over, just some of the late types like Cabernet hanging on to a few flowers. Pod set on the new early variety Advance looks great with a high no`s seeds per pod - looks set for some...
  16. taffy says - update on North Cotswolds rape trials

    Good autumn establishment- hardly any flea beetle damage, just a few phoma spots.
    Flowering this year 8days later than previous 2 years. Early vars loosing main stem petals with plenty of pods...
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    taffy says -

    His new osr vars looked ok today in the gales @ the Anglia Grain Services farm plots Lutton, Northants.
    June 3rd AGS have an open day + viewing some osr vars for farmers + hog roast @ Lutton -...
  18. Thread: Neonics & OSR

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    Neonics & OSR

    Just read an article about the reduction in EU wosr plantings due to the ban on Neonics , there is one glaring omission of detail - in that the main osr producers of Germany, france etc only now...
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    Update from North cotswolds rape trials

    Back from my fishing hols = 1 salmon 22 seatrout http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/images/icons/icon7.png
    so yesterday had a look at my rape trials near M in Marsh. How they`ve grown in 2 weeks -...
  20. Thread: taffy says

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    taffy says

    During these dry growing conditions - keep checking for flea beetle and other nasty critters, such as root fly on your rape crops - check crops every few days - cause they`ll be in & gone before...
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    Post Neonics - Flea beetle on osr

    How is your osr looking - is there much flea beetle about; in our north cotswolds trials we`ve seen a little but no more than in past years, & another dry week forecast ! - it all needs a drink,...
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    Re: Rape trials back in last friday.

    agree with a lot of what you say;
    I`ve read a lot and there`s been a lot of advice about when to sow rapeseed - please remember september 2012 with a difficult autumn a lot of late sown rapeseed...
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    Rape trials back in last friday.

    Nexts years Cotswold rape trials were drilled up last Friday, earliest ever, into a great seed bed - rolled & preem.

    For those of you who had a look at the trial this year -

    The seeding...
  24. Light leaf spot infected north cotswolds rape trials are harvested.

    Taffy - the north cotswolds osr breeder reports that his first set of trials near broadway are now harvested - yields are just ahead of last year @ just over 4tha, seed quality does not look as...
  25. ADVANCE the only New British bred winter rape candidate in this years RLT

    Advance a new, very high output conventional variety in this years HGCA RLT - will be on show at cereals 2014, come along to see it in plots @ the DLF stand.
    It is SHORT stemmed, EARLY to ripen...
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