Improving canola establishment in dry conditions



TRIAL MANAGER: Richard Porter, AgXtra

FUNDER: SA Drought Hub

TIMEFRAME: One year – 2022-23

TRIAL OVERVIEW: This trial tests establishment of canola across three sowing dates and examines suitability of a range of canola varieties for the low rainfall cropping zone, incorporating hybrid and open pollinated varieties. There is also a comparison between new seed and grower-saved seed.
An economic analysis comparing the various options will be conducted by Pinion Advisory, including the cost of seed, fertiliser and oil bonuses. This will compare open-pollinated varieties where there is potential to sow retained seed vs hybrids and GM varieties which have high seed costs but may have higher yields and oil contents.

Contact Information

Adrian Bormann


0428 285 102

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