Canola Northern Region - GrowNotes™

Published: 1 Mar 2017

Canola refers to the seed and oil that is produced by several cultivars of the rape plant, generally cultivars of either rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) or field mustard/turnip rape (Brassica rapa subsp. oleifera, syn. B. campestris L.).

Canola is the most important oilseed and broadleaf rotation crop in Australia and the third-largest grain crop overall, worth $2 billion in 2013–14. It can be highly profitable in its own right but also provides important rotational benefits for the control of cereal diseases and weeds.


  • Planning/paddock preparation and planting
  • Plant growth and physiology
  • Nutrition and fertiliser
  • Weed and insect control
  • Nematode management
  • Diseases
  • Plant growth regulators and canopy management
  • Crop desiccation and spray out
  • Harvest and storage
  • Environmental issues
  • Marketing

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    Region: North

    GRDC Project Code: SBM00013-F,