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Balanced nutrition in oilseed rape

Oilseed rape has a high demand for macronutrients.

Basic nutrient fertilisation with phosphate in autumn promotes root development and increases the winter hardiness of the rape plants. Resistance to diseases is increased and the starting conditions for spring are improved.

A basic fertilization with potassium in autumn will ensure winter hardiness and strengthen the plants. Potassium regulates the salt balance in the cells, so that improved sturdiness as well as winter resistance is achieved.

As the availability of potassium and phosphorus in the soil is severely limited due to cold and wet conditions in spring, we recommend the use of Lebosol®-PK-Max for a better start.

Magnesium is necessary for chlorophyll formation to ensure optimum yield and quality.

Sulphur is as important as nitrogen for the nutrition and uptake in spring. Without a sufficient sulphur supply, the N-utilization and yield will be limited. In addition, the element plays an important role in the protein and enzyme metabolism. 

Spray schedule oilseed rape – When to apply Lebosol® fertiliser?

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Sulphur deficiency

In addition to the basic fertilization of magnesium and sulfur in spring from the beginning of vegetation until the beginning of flowering, we recommend the use of Lebosol®-MagSOFT SC or Lebosol®-Sulphur 800 SC to ensure the magnesium and sulfur requirements.

Boron fertilisation as a standard

Oilseed rape shows a huge demand to boron. The amount of uptake of boron during the vegetation is between 300 and 500 g/ha. A boron deficiency can occur under dry weather conditions, high pH values and after liming. In addition, losses due to leaching of boron from the root zone must be taken into account on light sites.

To avoid a boron deficiency, we recommend the foliar application in the autumn and spring. Two products can be used - Lebosol®-Boron and Lebosol®-AqueBoron SC.

Efficacy of pre-emerge soil herbicides

The efficacy and selectivity of pre-emerge soil herbicides can be improved by addition of the adjuvant Herbosol®.

0,4 l/ha Herbosol® will improve the stability and reliability of the herbicide without washing out (heavy rain) and shifting of active ingredients into the soil (“bleaching symptoms”). This can lead to growth delays and/or chloroses of young plants.

The improved binding of the herbicide in the soil by the combination with Herbosol® will reduce these negative effects and ensure a better growth in the autumn.