WINTER ENTRY AND FROST TOLERANCE

  • The majority of WOSR varieties are tolerant to low temperatures during winter.  However, this tolerance is strongly correlated with the stage of development of the plant before winter.
  • To obtain optimum frost tolerance, an oilseed rape plant needs to be well established, without stem elongation (an important criterion when choosing a variety).
  • Plant check-up. Stronger plant establishment means higher tolerance. The goal is to obtain a biomass of 45 g/plant (>1.2 kg/m2 ), the main root with a length of 15 cm and a diameter of approximately 8 cm.

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