Planting Winter Oilseed Rape in a Double-row
On Tuesday, 10 September 2019, we met with doc. Ing. Václav Brant, Ph.D. from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, and Ing. Jiří Kunt from Selgen a.s., in a field of the Dolní Újezd Farming Cooperative, near the village of Makov, in the area of the Vysoké Mýto Syncline. We assessed the winter oilseed rape planted there in double-rows with a secondary crop on 9 August. Check out the results in the following video clip.
Basic Information on Double-row Oilseed Rape Planting
Establishing the oilseed rape crops in double rows is an interesting and new planting technology alternative and it consists of two basic steps. The first procedure includes deep loosening with the placement of good fertiliser in the soil profile, using a TERRASTRIP ZN 8/75, a chisel plough designed for strip-till cultivation with a spacing of the working parts at 75 cm.
The second step is planting double-rows with a spacing of 25 cm precisely above the strip of the cultivated and fertilised soil profile. The inter-row is 50 cm wide and can be used for secondary crop, which promotes the winter oilseed rape vegetation in the first phase and then freezes or is mechanically weeded out.
Objectives of planting winter oilseed rape with a secondary crop
Double-row System in the Vysoké Mýto Syncline
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