New canola publication valuable reference for growers
Canola growers and agronomists can access the latest canola research to assist them in making decisions about their canola crops for the 2019 season and beyond.
A new publication released by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) the ‘Canola agronomy research in Western Australia’ bulletin provides an overview of 19 research activities currently being undertaken by the department and the CSIRO, with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
This bulletin harnesses five years of canola agronomy research from over 110 field trials undertaken by DPIRD researchers and partners throughout the grainbelt, from Geraldton to Esperance.
The publication profiles canola research across the production spectrum, including early sowing opportunities, variety analysis, plant density, using retained seed, fertiliser timing and rates, weed and pest management and grazing strategies.
It will prove to be a valuable reference for growers and agronomists to enhance crop management strategies to improve grain yields, quality and returns.
The bulletin provides an easy-to-read summary of the department’s canola research program, which spans pre-seeding, seeding, nutrition and in-crop work, supported by graphs and images of results.
The bulletin will be sent to growers in the next edition of the GRDC’s GroundCover magazine. It can also be downloaded from the department’s website.
Canola growers are being asked to complete a survey to find out how on-farm canola practices have changed in the last two decades. Read the article ‘Canola growers input sought for online survey’ to find out more or complete the survey.