Soil Management – Volunteer Oilseed Rape

25.09.2017

Control of Volunteer Oilseed Rape

Fresh rape seeds have little or no primary dormancy and can develop secondary dormancy if exposed to darkness and/or dry conditions, low temperatures, oxygen stress. The level of dormancy can vary between varieties.

The seeds are very attractive to predators such as birds and ground beetles as they contain a high level of fat and protein.

 

 

 

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