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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)

2nd Sowing - HarperHarper: second sowing
2nd Sowing - FencerFencer: second sowing

 

2nd Sowing - PR46W21PR46W21: second sowing

 

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)

Fencer OxfordFencer: variety screen
Picto OxfordPicto: variety screen

 

Quartz OxfordQuartz: variety screen
Trinity OxfordTrinity: variety screen

 

Troy OxfordTroy: variety screen

 

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).

Cleandra OxfordEfficacy of the applied Cleandra herbicide

 

Harper HPD 30 OxfordHarper: seed rate 30
Harper HPD 50 OxfordHarper: seed rate 50
Harper HPD 100 OxfordHarper: seed rate 100