February 04, 2013
Great Plains’ research work on oilseed rape establishment was presented to two notable audiences in the Czech Republic by Simon Revell, Western European Exports Director, at two seminars.
The first was at the University of Life Sciences’ Agricultural School in Prague, where he addressed an audience including scientists, students and members of the Czech Republic’s Oilseed Rape Growers Association.
The second seminar was attended by an invited audience including growers, many of whom produce crops for Agrifert, a major agricultural/industrial company, which goes into bio-diesel and cooking oil which the company refines:
“The presentations will be called “Soil – the basis for effective farming”, and I will be addressing a range of issues.
“One of those is how using single-pass techniques can save much of the cost, labour and time over conventional establishment methods.
“The majority of growers are using conventional methods to establish the crop. Research conducted by Agrifert has shown that using the one pass system with Great Plains’ equipment has produced yield improvements and cost reduction similar to those achieved in regions further North. Their results are supported by those achieved by early adopters of the system in the Czech Republic”.