The husbandry and management of HGCA Recommended List variety trials are aligned as closely as possible to "best local practice". We are currently undertaking a review of the protocols to ensure they are relevant and in line with current commercial farm practice.
To help inform this process, we would be grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete this short questionnaire. Responses will be held in confidence, it will not be possible to identify businesses or individuals from any published results.
Completed questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper of local produce.
1) Predominant Soil:
How would you describe the predominant soil type under your winter oilseed rape?
"Heavy" - deep, fertile, clays, silts
"Medium" - medium texture not falling into the other categories
"Light / Shallow" - loamy sand, sandy loam, chalk, limestone/brash, Wolds
"Organic" - peaty, black fen
2) 10 Year Rotation:
How many winter oilseed rape crops would you grow in a 10-year rotation?
3) Troublesome Diseases:
Which of these diseases are the most troublesome in your winter oilseed rape crops? (tick all that apply)
Light leaf spot
Other (please specify below)
What kind of equipment do you use to sow the crop?
Tined cultivator (eg Simba SL)
Plough and "conventional" drill
Min-till and "conventional" drill
5) Optimum Seed Rate:
What is your optimum seed rate and target plant population?
Select unit of measurement:
Conventional open pollinating varieties
Target spring plant population
6) Nitrogen Fertiliser:
Do you apply nitrogen fertiliser to your winter oilseed rape crop in the autumn?
If so, how much do you apply:
Completed questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper of local produce. If you do not wish to be entered into the draw, please tick here:
Your full name:
Thank you for your time and assistance in completing this form