Canola plant density trials list

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The Tactical break crop agronomy project has many canola agronomy trials each year. The plant density of canola has been a key research theme, investigating the difference between Trazine tolerant (TT) and and Roundup ready (RR) canola systems, as well as open pollinated and hybrid types. There were 20 trials between 2013-2014. This page presents the  locations, treatments and reports from these plant density trials.

Canola plant density trial treatments

There were the same eight target density treatments in all trials; 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 60 and 80 plants/m2.

Both triazine tolerant (TT) and Roundup Ready® (RR) varieties were in the trial. There was also a comparison of hybrid and open pollinated (OP) varieties, in each herbicide system.

Table 1 Varieties used in the plant density trials
- - 2013 2014
Roundup Ready Open pollinated GT Viper GT Viper
Roundup Ready Hybrid Hyola 404RR Pioneer 43Y23 (RR)
Triazine tolerant Open pollinated

CB Telfer (low rainfall)

ATR Stingray (medium rainfall)

Sturt TT
Triazine tolerant Hybrid Hyola 450TT Hyola 450TT

Canola plant density trial locations

Table 2 Canola plant density trial locations and reports
Year Location Rainfall Trial Report
2014 Buntine Low 14WH08 Canola response to plant density at Buntine East, 2014
2013 Chapman Valley Med 13CH21 Canola response to plant density at Chapman Valley, 2013
2013 Cunderdin Med 13NO27 Canola response to plant density at Cunderdin, 2013
2013 Grass Patch Low 13ED08 Canola response to plant density at Grass Patch, 2013
2013 Holt Rock Low 13GS20 Canola response to plant density at Holt Rock, 2013
2014 Holt Rock Low 14GS09 Canola response to plant density at Holt Rock, 2014
2013 Katanning Med 13GS18 Canola response to plant density at Katanning, 2013
2013 Merredin Low 13MR12 Canola response to plant density at Merredin, 2013
2014 Merredin Low 14MR17 Canola response to plant density at Merredin, 2014
2014 Mingenew Med 14CH24 Canola response to plant density at Mingenew, 2014
2013 Moorine Rock Low 13MR13 Trial abandoned due to drought
2013 Mullewa Low 13CH22 Canola response to plant density at Mullewa, 2013
2013 Pingrup Low 13GS19 Canola response to plant density at Pingrup, 2013
2013 Salmon Gums Low 13ED09 Canola response to plant density at Salmon Gums, 2013
2014 Salmon Gums Low 14ED10 Canola response to plant density at Salmon Gums, 2014
2013 Wongan Hills Med 13WH11 Canola response to plant density at Wongan Hills, 2013
2014 Wongan Hills Med 14WH09 Canola response to plant density at Wongan Hills, 2014
2013 Wubin Low 13WH12 Canola response to plant density at Wubin, 2013
2014 Yuna Med 14CH25 Canola response to plant density at Yuna, 2014
2015 Koorda   15WH10 Nitrogen timing and plant density - canola demonstaration
2015 Lake King   15KA12 Nitrogen timing and plant density - canola demonstration
2015 Moorine Rock   15ME09 Nitrogen timing and plant density - canola demonstration

Contact information

+61 (0)8 9081 3126
Mark Seymour
+61 (0)8 9083 1143

Authors

Jackie Bucat
Bob French