Since it was first introduced in the 1970's, oilseed rape has become an established crop in the UK covering 10% of the UK cropped area, and is the most profitable and widely grown combinable break crop.
The future for winter oilseed rape in the UK is under threat from possible changes in pesticide availability due to requirement of the Water Framework Directive and the Regulation for placing plant protection products on the market.
The report from a desk study, aims to identify and quantify the key issues for oilseed rape production for different stakeholders and provide the evidence base to help develop and support actions that will help ensure a viable future for oilseed rape.
In short it answers the question What would happen if oilseed rape could not be grown?
CPA-AIC Future of oilseed rape (136kb)