Getting the best out of Builder

Builder is an early maturing spring oilseed rape hybrid with the highest gross output and oil content currently available.

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Introduction to seeds

View all the facts and statistics for Builder, and see how its performance compares to other varieties in the same class

Yield components
Gross output 107% Very high
Seed yield 105% Very high
Oil % 45.2% Very High
Glucosinolate content 13.8μmol Medium
Regional suitability National
Soil types No differences known
Sowing date Mid-March - mid-April
Sowing method No differences known
Harvest method Desiccation or swathing
Variety characteristics      
Early vigour low table 4 dots high
Earliness of flowering early table 5 dots late
Earliness of maturity early table 4 dots late
Plant height short table 3 dots tall
Lodging resistance low table 4 dots high

Ease of management

Builder has a vigorous growth habit which aids establishment and resiliant to pest attack.

Builder is medium tall, combining a higher biomass characteristic than the older hybrids which helps to build its high yields. It flowers early and benefits from medium-early maturity allowing the full development of its high oil content before a reasonably timed harvest.

Red = Low: 1–4 Orange = Medium: 5–6 Green =  High 7–9

Builder management


 Higher scores reflect that the variety shows the characteristic to a higher degree. Data extracted from AHDB DL 2017/18

Performance & income

Builder leads the 2017/18 descriptive list on gross output, and delivers very high returns through a combination of high seed yield plus a high oil bonus.

Builder performance

 Data extracted from AHDB DL 2017/18. * Based on DL gross output and a grain price of £340/t.

Builder is available exclusively from Agrii 

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Where to buy our seed

Below you will find where Builder is available to purchase