OSR State of the Nation Survey 2018
OSR at a glance.
OSR can be a challenging and unpredictable crop to grow, from achieving good establishment, to overcoming disease, weed and pest pressure and then securing decent yields. Despite this, it is still one of the most viable and profitable break crops, and the 2017 planted area increased to 600,000 ha.
Survey ran from Jan 2018 to Feb 2018
- 22% of growers looking to increase their OSR area in autumn 2018. (n = 282 growers)
- 68% of growers say OSR is their most profitable break crop. (n = 279 growers)
- 27% of growers achieved average OSR yields over 4.5t/ha harvest 2017 (n = 256 growers)
What's really going on?
With the outlook for OSR seemingly positive, we wanted to know more about how farmers were making success of their crop, looking closer at the challenges they face.