Wider
farm
benefits

The wider contributions that Winter oilseed rape (WOSR) makes to the soils, environment and overall farm resilience are equally important to appreciate alongside the crop’s value as both a profit earner and a cereal break.

In marked contrast to spring crops, well-managed winter rapeseed crops provide 11 months of ground cover to restrict the harmful effects of wind and water erosion on soils over the vulnerable winter months without the need for the additional costs and workloads involved with cover cropping.

Over this time, an estimated 280,000m of primary and secondary roots in every hectare further encourage soil aeration and reduce the danger of nitrate leaching through the soil profile as well as run-off from its surface. These roots and the crop’s substantial above-ground growth typically produce 12 t/ha of biomass annually, making a significant contribution to the accumulation of valuable soil humus when incorporated following harvest.

Rapeseed oil has historically fulfilled a useful role as a break crop in farm rotation - suppressing weeds and improving soil quality. The rapeseed crop has the advantage of being a diversifying factor in crop rotations, which results in improved cereal yields when compared to wheat. There is also an overall decrease in crop health problems and therefore in costs. The timing of the cultivation of the rapeseed oil and in particular the date of sowing is well in line with that of the other crop rotation crops.

In turn, this improves both drainage and soil water retention, soil structure and resilience future nutrient capture and availability. Chopped and spread on the soil surface as a mulch ahead of winter cereal cultivation and sowing, rapeseed oil can also provide valuable late summer protection against moisture loss. The economic and environmental resilience of the whole farm as well as its soils is also improved by including winter rapeseed crop in cereal rotations. As an additional highly profitable crop with a different climatic vulnerability and market opportunities to cereals, it effectively spreads the risk of today’s increasingly unpredictable weather and uncertain commodity prices. WOSR is also recognized as an especially profitable farm crop for farmland wildlife. Its thick overhead canopy with stiff stems provides an ideal environment for a wide range of bird species while shielding the soil surface from the sun and wind to maintain moisture levels that support thriving populations of invertebrates.

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The data and opinions expressed in this message are based on the information gathered by Monsanto and its partners that Monsanto, acting in good faith, deems reliable. The message is based on the data generated by a panel survey ordered by Monsanto of approximately 1500 farmer interviews made across Europe (for the purposes of this disclaimer, “Europe” shall mean the following markets France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, The United Kingdom, Turkey & Ukraine) between May 2016 and June 2016. For more information, please contact the survey organization. 

In no event, will Monsanto be liable for any loss or damage of tangible or intangible nature arising from access to, use or non-use of this published information, or from misuse of the connection or technical defaults. Even though the data presented on this site has been processed with utmost care, and is provided in good faith, it shall not to be taken as a representation or warranty by Monsanto as to the performance or suitability of relevant products/varieties, which may depend on local climatic conditions and other factors. Individual results may vary, and performance may vary from location to location and from year to year.  This result may not be an indicator of results you may obtain, as local growing, soil and weather conditions may vary. Growers should evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible. Monsanto assumes no liability for any information provided herein. This information shall not form part of any contract with Monsanto unless otherwise specified in writing. Copyright and other intellectual property rights are reserved, and any of the information, images, data published on this site cannot be reproduced, distributed or published without prior Monsanto’s consent.”