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Description of 32 oilseed flax management strategies reported by surveyed farmers who grew (or intended to grow) it in 2012–2013. Each row represents main agricultural practices of oilseed flax crop management. Contrary to the others, the penultimate line describes crop management for a spring-sown cultivar. Solid grey boxes indicate that farmers manage these operations, while thick grey hatched boxes indicate that farmers sometimes manage these operations. Boxes surrounded by a dotted line represent operations performed together. For stubble cultivation, the number in parentheses is the number of tractor passages (if >1). For nitrogen fertilisation, the number is the nitrogen application rate in kg N ha-1 (if mentioned). For plant growth regulator, F means that the farmer indicates the plant growth regulator is a fungicide. B, buried straw; C, chopped straw; CC, cover crop; CK, crosskill roller; CP, cultipacker; DH, disk harrow; H, harrow; R, straw removal; RH, rotary harrow; Rho, rotary hoe; RL, roller; SC, S-tine cultivator; SCu, stubble cultivation.

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