WINTER RAPESEED - GOOD YIELDS AND IDEAL FOR GROWING PRIOR TO OTHER CROPS
One of the most important factors for guaranteeing a successful rapeseed harvest is sowing the seeds in the most optimal way possible. A fine seedbed, the correct sowing density (40-60 grains/m² depending on variety and sowing date), and the right cultivation dates (15 August to 10 September) are basic requirements for the crop to establish itself successfully. Hybrid varieties tend to be sown later and thinner (40 grains/m²). Crop rotation, rooting ability of the soil (rapeseed is especially sensitive to soil compaction and smear layer), optimal fertilization, and precipitation distribution are further factors. In order to achieve high yields, plant protection is of particular importance.