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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  • Western Australian agriculture experiences variability in its winter growing season (May–October): late starts, early finishes and 'dry seasons' with rainfall low enough to cause serious plant and

  • 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,

  • Before committing resources to late sown or emerging crops, you should carefully consider the crop's yield potential.

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

  • 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.

  • The field establishment of grain crops is the percentage of the sown seed that goes on to produce established plants. At sowing, management and environment are the key issues.

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

  • The Western Australian grain industry is a major contributor to the agrifood sector and the Australian economy.

  • This series of video tutorials has been produced to provide advice about the best ways to monitor and sample crops to diagnose and overcome constraints to crop production.

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