Planning the survival of winter Oilseed crops

Planning the survival of winter Oilseed crops

“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail”, is an old adage but one that is very relevant with regard to ensuring winter sown OSR is prepared to survive the worst that winter has install for it.  As yet no one can predict at the point of sowing if it is going to face a mild or hard winter, an early or late spring, or flocks of hungry pigeons.

Not knowing what will happen, makes it even more important to ensure that the crop has the best start it can. One of the ways to do this is to provide it with all the micronutrients and stimulants it needs to establish good deep root growth in the milder autumn months, which enables the plant to have access to water and soil nutrients during the colder winter months.  Having a well-established root system will also aid its come back from excessive pigeon grazing.

Micromix’s Rape and Pulse mix will deliver a blend of nutrients that in the early growth stages supports the development of roots and maintains overall plant health during this rapid stage of development. Containing Manganese, Magnesium, Boron, Molybdenum, Sulphur and traces of Zinc and Iron, Micromix’s Rape and Pulse mix is perfectly formulated to provide the OSR plant with its nutrient needs that maybe lacking or locked up within the soil structure.

Micromix have developed a superior way of delivering the micronutrient needs of the OSR, known as the AcidPlex system; this proven delivery system ensures fast and efficient coverage of the leaf area.  Its ability to adhere to the leaf surface ensures the maximum nutrient absorption at the leaf surface, which increases the efficacy of the application and reduces waste; while also conditioning the spray water and improving compatibility with pesticides.