Ten Tips to Early Sown Canola

Published: 30 Nov 2018

Sowing canola early can increase productivity and profitability by following 10 important guidelines

  1. Consider your location
  2. Select a slower developing variety
  3. Manage fallows & residues
  4. Manage seed placement
  5. Adjust seeding rates
  6. Carefully manage weeds
  7. Select fertile paddocks
  8. Consider pests & insects
  9. Consider disease pressure
  10. Assess croptop/windrow timing

Read 'Ten tips to early sown canola' for more details behind each guideline

Changing rainfall patterns, disciplined summer fallow management and improved no-till seeding systems have facilitated a shift to earlier sowing of canola, capitalising on soil moisture opportunities and reducing production risk. The Optimised Canola Profitability project, a collaborative project with co-investment from GRDC, investigated the potential for early sowing of canola in regions from northern NSW to the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, with a focus on tactical agronomic requirements.

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Region: North; South

GRDC Project Code: CSP1706-015RMX,