Oilseeds, 18 Mar 2022
Using agronomic management techniques such as increasing plant density, nitrogen and sulfur inputs and grazing to manipulate harvest index in the high-rainfall zones, research has shown that the biomass of canola can be increased but the harvest index is harder to change. From the first year of this research growers are recommended to seek canola varieties with stable harvest index.
Oilseeds, 16 Mar 2022
To bolster canola’s role as the profit driver of many cropping sequences, farming systems research in central and southern NSW is determining the optimum position of canola a sequence. The first three years of research is showing in dry years legumes saved water to shore up canola yield, and in the wet years to sure up nitrogen supply.
Oilseeds, 14 Mar 2022
Crop process modelling, agronomy, genomics, phenomics and machine learning expertise across CSIRO is being put to the task of powering up a decision support tool for growers to better match canola varieties to production environments. This will be a valuable tool to better manage extreme heat and frost risks and improve canola productivity.
Oilseeds, 13 Mar 2022
Although producing a 7.16-tonne-per-hectare canola crop may be unattainable for many growers, the keys to its success are relevant for all looking to improve canola productivity.
Oilseeds, 12 Mar 2022
Production risks for canola in Australia are complex and include climate, weeds, pests and diseases. To support growers with their canola production, GRDC is constantly reviewing and anticipating these risks and investing with research partners to provide up-to-date management tools for growers to identify and mitigate these risks.
Oilseeds, 01 Mar 2022
Two years of trials in Western Australia have shown that it is possible to sow canola very early to make the most of earlier sowing opportunities presented by changing climatic conditions. Although sowing very early in March did not have higher yields than early April, the big advantage is locking in the seeding opportunity, but the risks and rewards need to be considered.
Oilseeds, 17 Feb 2022
Field Applied Research (FAR) Australia has produced canola yields in excess of 6 t/ha as part of the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC) Hyper Yielding Crops research project.
Oilseeds, 23 Sep 2021
One New South Wales farming family is exploring direct heading of canola versus windrowing as a possible strategy to minimise harvest costs
Oilseeds, 21 Sep 2021
Multiple research projects show a big difference in yield and profit when care is taken to harvest canola at just the right time
Oilseeds, 19 Jun 2021
Changing cropping practices and more unpredictable breaks are driving an interest in very early sown canola in Western Australia and, although March sowing has been found to be no better than April, it may provide growers with additional seeding options. But it has risks.