Canola

Western Australia is the major canola growing state in Australia producing about 40% of the nation’s 2.7 million tonnes each year.

The majority of WA canola is exported – generating about $0.6 billion for the state’s economy each year, with the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Japan WA’s largest export canola markets.

WA canola is renowned for its high oil content – with the state consistently achieving higher oil contents than the rest of the nation.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development supports the WA canola industry through agronomic research and development; and pest and disease identification and management.

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  • DPIRD staff are conducting an annual integrated surveillance and monitoring program for foliar diseases of cereal, oilseeds and pulses in WA cropping zones.

  • Information is provided here to assist management of diseases and viruses that occur in broadacre crops grown in Western Australia - cereals (wheat, barley, oats and triticale), pulses (field pea,

  • The Crop Sowing Guide for Western Australia is a one stop shop for variety information on all the major crops grown in Western Australia.

  • A new guide has been published to assist canola and pulse growers to identify frost damage and consider crop management decisions. Frost damage reduces crop yield and grain quality.

  • Cockchafers belonging to the genus Heteronyx are typically not regarded as a pest of agriculture. However, two have been seen as occasional pests, with H.

  • There are many aspects to consider when seeding grain crops at the break of the season.

  • Details of current genetically modified (GM) crop trials and post harvest monitoring (PHM) sites in Australia can be found on the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) web page.

  • Management of weeds, disease and nitrogen nutrition are ongoing challenges that limit yield potential.

  • GrainGuard is a coordinated and cooperative strategic approach between the grain industry and the Western Australian Government.

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