Sowing canola early can reap some big rewards

Research has found Canola productivity and profitability can be boosted by using some tried and tested guidelines for early sowing. This follows 34 paddock experiments conducted from 2014 to 2016, looking at the interaction between variety and sowing date. The guidelines relate to location, variety selection, soil moisture management, seed placement and rates, weed, pest […]

Canola growers battling blackleg disease handed a new weapon

The potentially devastating disease blackleg may lose some of its sting, due to a smart phone app just released for canola growers. The BlacklegCM app gives growers a tool to forecast the likelihood and severity of the disease, associated yield loss and economic returns on a paddock-by-paddock basis ahead of sowing. The app is the […]

How to stay one step ahead of blackleg disease in canola

Canola growers are being encouraged to assess the extent of blackleg disease in crops this spring to reduce the risk of disease next year and beyond. To support growers in determining current disease levels, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has released the 2017 Spring Blackleg Management Guide Fact Sheet, developed by the National […]