Spring rapeseed - a new attractive option for crop rotation 2021

Based on price rallies on the global markets for plant oil, rapeseed reached also in the EU new multi-year records during the last weeks and forecasts for harvest 2021 confirm again robust prospects. This throws the traditional crop rotation upside down and offer with spring rapeseed a new potential candidate for sowing in cereal heavy rotations. Sarah Hawthorne (DSV breeder) underlines the differences in crop nutrition, as “Spring sown OSR benefits more from natural N mobilization in the soil because the highest demand is later in the season when soils are warmer and more active”. Already since early 1970s breeders from RAPOOL developing the crop with new varieties like MENTHAL as the first spring sown Clubroot hybrid in Europe, which convince with broad package against biotic and abiotic stress.