Scientists pilot organic rapeseed production in Scotland

Scientists pilot organic rapeseed production in Scotland

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After seeing success in Sweden, producers hope organic rapeseed will fill market gap in Scotland.

The project, led by Scotland’s Rural College, aims to evaluate the best varieties for Scotland’s climate as well as best practices for pest, disease and weed management within organic regulations. It follows the success of a fact-finding mission in Sweden, and recent market developments, which have opened the potential for organic rapeseed production in Scotland.