The Yield Losses During Oilseed Rape (Brassica Napus L.) Harvesting at On-farm Scale in the Italian Area

L. Pari, A. Assirelli, A. Suardi & E. Santangelo
Although Italy has a favorable climate for the rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) cultivation, its widespread is restrained by the significant seed losses that, due to its peculiar ripening physiology, are caused by the mechanical harvesting and meteorological events. Lacking the availability of works investigating the actual losses during the harvest at large scale, the Consiglio per la sperimentazione e la ricerca in agricoltura, Unità di ricerca per l’ingegneria agraria (CRA-ING) has conducted a study in...