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rapeseed field winter preparation

Weed control:  The oilseed rape plot should be checked for weed presence before winter to assess risk. The plot may require further herbicide treatment.

Pest control: A useful instrument in integrated pest management is the yellow bowl. The yellow bowl enables verification of the numbers of pest insects that have flown into the plant population. Information obtained in this way can serve as a basis for decision-making as to whether chemical plant protection measures are necessary.

Plant check-up: A good biomass with a healthy root system ensures good plant behaviour, frost and drought resistance, and yield optimisation. The goal is to have a biomass of 25 g/plant (>0.8 kg/m2 ) by the end of October.

For more information, download our rapeseed technical guide: click here.