With the recent spell of harsh wet weather putting a halt to harvesting, the sowing of catch crops is now in the back of many farmers’ heads. Those who were lucky enough to get ripe crops harvested before the weather broke have already made a start on sowing oilseed rape and catch crops into cleared stubble. Early planting makes the best use of autumn growth, therefore helping maximise the crop’s growth potential. Early establishment also helps reduce pigeon damage in brassicas.

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