Rapeseed yield and production estimates in Germany revised upwards

According to the latest harvest forecast for Germany (DRV), this year's yield, acreage and production of winter oilseed rape will be higher than previously assumed. The national average is now expected to reach 3.54 t/ha, which is an increase of 7 % compared to the previous year. In the current RAPOOL harvest monitoring, in which 290 farmers have participated so far, an average yield of 4.2 t/ha was even achieved with the RAPOOL varieties, which also represents a welcome increase in yield compared to last year. In addition, about 80 % stated that the RAPOOL varieties did not show any lodging and are very stable. More than 70 % of the respondents also confirmed that the RAPOOL genetic is easy or even very easy to thresh.