Oilseeds, 21 Aug 2023
The discovery could arm breeders with information on how to develop canola varieties with improved resistance against the disease. Researchers from the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM), in collaboration with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and Agriculture and Agrifood Canada (AAFC) identified the genes.
Oilseeds, 21 Jun 2023
Sowing large-sized seeds is just one of the factors that can improve the establishment of open-pollinated canola.
Oilseeds, 01 Jun 2023
Canola nutrition research in the HRZ of Western Australia has highlighted the importance of balancing nutrient applications and alleviating any macronutrient deficiency to achieve high yields.
Oilseeds, 09 Mar 2023
Often considered a risky crop in northern New South Wales and Queensland, canola could suit 2023’s conditions – good soil moisture profiles, good prices and potentially high weed burdens
Oilseeds, 19 Apr 2022
A research team from NSW Department of Primary Industries, with GRDC co-investment, is interrogating a historical collection of canola varieties to assess their plant architecture. They are testing the hypothesis that modifications in canola plant architecture provide ways to improve yield by matching plant characteristics to farming situations and environments.
Oilseeds, 16 Apr 2022
Vigilance is vital to reduce the risk of pests causing significant yield loss in canola. Surveillance – monitoring both beneficial insects and economic spray thresholds – is an important part of an integrated plan to both reduce the damage done by diamondback moth larvae and preserve insecticide efficacy.
Oilseeds, 15 Apr 2022
To improve management of Sclerotinia stem rot in canola, field studies have been undertaken by researchers from Curtin University’s Centre for Crop and Disease Management to learn more about the genotype by environment by management interactions driving infection. A systematic approach was used through the growing season to investigate the potential source of SSR infection and its subsequent impact on canola production.
Oilseeds, 13 Apr 2022
To reduce the reliance on herbicides, agronomic methods of boosting the competitiveness of canola are being investigated by researchers at the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative. Reducing row spacing, increasing canola seeding rate and using larger seed sizes have been shown to provide a competitive boost. Wider row spacing can be used with an increase in canola plant density and hybrid canola is a good option with optimum seeding rate.
Oilseeds, 07 Apr 2022
A new research effort underway at the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries is looking to identify key seed characteristics that improve open-pollinated (OP) canola establishment and practices that produce these in grower retained seed lots.
Oilseeds, 06 Apr 2022
A national surveillance system keeps a watch on the blackleg threat to Australian canola production. Led by a team of researchers networking with scientists across the regions, changes in virulence of the blackleg fungal populations are monitored annually and warnings issued to growers when canola varieties with specific resistance genes threaten high disease levels.