An excellent rotation head for agricultural systems, rapeseed cultivation can break the development of certain weeds that commonly appear with other crops. Established at the end of summer, a field of rapeseed allows nitrogen to be absorbed in autumn and thus limit the losses of this fertilizing element by leaching during winter.

Plant growth is directly linked to sowing conditions and the development of an adequate root system. Rapeseed can suffer from a lack or excess of water, too high acidity in the soil or poor bioavailability of nitrogen or phosphorus. All these limiting factors thus have an impact on the different criteria of yield at harvest: production volume, oil content of the seeds, etc.

Rapeseed is cultivated in France and more widely internationally, to be used for various purposes:
  • Human food thanks to its richness in oil
  • Animal feed from its derivatives (oil cakes)
  • Biofuels production

Also known as brassica napus, rapeseed is a production with many uses, particularly on the European continent.


There are solutions and practices that adapt to soils and production systems to ensure the yield of each plot. Discover the appropriate advice that should be applied to promote rapid root development, regardless of the specific conditions relating to the plots:

  • Control the pH of the soil by providing basic mineral amendments
  • Shallow sowing
  • Stimulation of biological activity
  • The location of the phosphorus and nitrogen supply
Would you like personalized advice on growing rapeseed? Find out how to increase the oil content of the seeds or even do your sowing to optimize the production of your plots.

For optimal rapeseed production

FCA Fertilisants offer Calkorium fertilizers and Calkonutrium fertilization supplements that facilitate the assimilation of nutrients by rapeseed, as well as promote its root development.

The solutions proposed promote the development of microorganisms, in particular by inoculating strains in the soil which increases the quantity of natural nutrients for the plant: trace elements, organic nitrogen and macro-elements. These elements stimulate biological activity, rebalance the pH of the soil, and thereby develop the growth of rapeseed cultivation.

By using these solutions, the yield of the crop increases both quantitatively and qualitatively, in particular via the oil content of the seeds.