Authors: Therese McBeath1, Bill Davoren1, Willie Shoobridge1, Andrew Ware2, Michael Moodie3
1CSIRO Agriculture & Food Waite Campus, 2SARDI and EP Ag Research, 3Mallee Sustainable Farming and Frontier Farming Systems
Funded By: GRDC CSP00187
Project Title: Optimised Canola Profitability project
- Hybrid canola (43Y92 (cl)) consistently produced 20-30% more grain yield than open pollinated (ATR Stingray) canola across key Mallee soil types at Karoonda in 2018.
- Given the decile 1 season, yields were substantial and ranged from 0.35-1.16 t/ha with yields of more than 0.9 t/ha achieved on all soil types.
- Hybrid canola appeared to have a lower fertiliser N requirement as it produced significantly more grain than open pollinated canola at each level of N input.