Photos from our Bayer Field Days oilseed rape demonstration site at Hinton Waldrist, Oxford: 17 March 2015. Register here to attend a Bayer Field Day.
There are clear differences between varieties in growth especially in the plots with deliberately delayed drilling. Here the Harper and especially the Fencer plots are showing more green leaf than the comparison varieties of PR46W21, DK Cabernet and Rinker (see pictures below: second sowing timing – 15th September)
In the variety screen varieties like Fencer and Picto are up and away while others are relatively flat to the floor (please see pictures below of Fencer, Picto, Troy, Trinity and Quartz)
Also of interest is the efficacy of the applied Cleranda herbicide (below) and also the differences in plant size where seed rate is varied (pics of Harper with 30, 50 and 100 seeds also below).