2019 canola variety guide for Western Australia

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The DPIRD Canola variety guide for Western Australia 2019 has been developed to assist growers compare canola varieties. It provides a summary of yield, oil and blackleg resistance of commercially available canola varieties. This includes canola herbicide systems of Triazine Tolerant (TT), Roundup Ready (RR), Clearfield (CL) and 'stacked' varieties with combined TT+CL and TT+RR tolerance.

Canola variety guide for Western Australia 2019

Access the 2019 Canola variety guide for Western Australia - download from the Documents area at right (or below on mobile devides).

Highlights for 2019

We have 13 new canola variety releases (so far) in 2018, as well as HyTTec® Trophy which was released in 2017 after the previous Canola variety guide was published. There are seven new TT varieties, four new RR varieties and two new Clearfield® varieties. 2017 NVT data is available for Advanta seeds varieties Hyola® 580CT, Hyola® 530XT and Hyola® 410XX, Pioneer varieties Pioneer 43Y29 (RR), and Pioneer 45Y93 (CL) and the Heritage seeds variety Saintly CL.

The new varieties bring new opportunities;

  1. The first variety with a combination of TT and Clearfield® tolerance, Hyola® 580CT. It is available for immediate use and can either follow Clearfield® crops or be used to broaden the weed control spectrum as both triazine and imidazolinone herbicidess are registered for use in crop.
  2. Inclusion of the new TruFlex® trait in Hyola® 410XX and the new stacked variety Hyola® 530XT with TT and glyphosate tolerance. The TruFlex® trait will allow for higher glyphosate rates and a wider application window, compared with the Roundup Ready trait. These two varieties will only be offered for sale if regulatory approvals are granted.

The guide was produced by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), formerly Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) through the Tactical Break Crop Agronomy project, which is also supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

The data for yield and oil is from the National Variety Trials (NVT) project, which is an investment of the GRDC.The blackleg resistance data is provided from the GRDC Factsheet 2018 Spring Blackleg Managment Guide.

The 2019 DPIRD Canola variety guide  will be sent directly to growers in September 2017, via GRDC GroundCover mailout.

Contact information

Mark Seymour
+61 (0)8 9083 1143