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 and 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 (hyperlinked reports are available)
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

Contact information

Bob French
+61 (0)8 9081 3126
Mark Seymour
+61 (0)8 9083 1143
Page last updated: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - 8:30am

Authors

Jackie Bucat
Bob French