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This guide outlines oilseed rape’s key growth stages and can provide a foundation for management.

The main purpose of this guide is to describe the crop’s key growth stages and outline the main components of yield. This information can provide a foundation for management.

This guide does not cover agronomy, but it does highlight AHDB management resources.

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The major commodity crops in the UK are wheat, barley, oilseed rape, field beans, sugar beet and potatoes, but around half of agricultural land grows grass.   

Oilseed Rape is the most widely grown break crop in the UK. The seed is crushed to produce vegetable oil and the remaining rapeseed meal is a high protein animal feed.