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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 - Harper Harper: second sowing
2nd Sowing - Fencer Fencer: second sowing


2nd Sowing - PR46W21 PR46W21: 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 Oxford Fencer: variety screen
Picto Oxford Picto: variety screen


Quartz Oxford Quartz: variety screen
Trinity Oxford Trinity: variety screen


Troy Oxford Troy: 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 Oxford Efficacy of the applied Cleandra herbicide


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