SF Ignite TT hybrid canola delivers increased farmer returns over OP counterpart

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Hybrid canola variety SF Ignite TT delivered greater yield and profitability than its competitor in Southern Farming Systems’ management strategies trials at Lake Bolac in 2019. The Optimised Management for High Rainfall Zones Project trials compared different management strategies to identify the best options that drive yield and oil content for farmer profit. Two varieties, … Read more

Strong results for SF Turbine TT in 2019 SEPWA trials

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SF Turbine TT hybrid canola has maintained its consistent commercial performance, finishing at the top of the 2019 SEPWA Triazine Tolerant trials. Conducted on Scott Redman’s property at Hopetoun, south of Ravensthorpe in Western Australia, the trial was sown on 18 April 2019 at 2.5 kg/ha using a nearest-neighbour trial design. Plots were 108m x … Read more

Winter canola update, March 2020

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If you have good soil moisture early in the season, planting winter canola prior to the traditional planting window that applies to spring types can provide significant financial benefits. Under this strategy, growers the opportunity for early grazing until the recommended late July lock-up for grain. It can provide one or two 4-6 week grazing … Read more

Technical Update: Winter brassicas post-drought, January 2020

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With recent rainfall across many of the drought-affected regions of eastern Australia, producers want to know what planting options will provide the best or most cost-effective quick feed on their properties. There is a shortage of forage oat seed available, and what seed there is will be at higher prices than normal due to competition … Read more

New Spark ignites growing interest in hybrid canola

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A new hybrid TT canola, SF Spark TT, has created significant interest in the growing hybrid canola market in Australia. Once dominated by open-pollinated (OP) varieties, the Australian market is following European and American trends to opt for the higher yielding hybrid varieties over the lower seed cost OPs. While growers can retain seed from … Read more

Manage blackleg resistance with updated risk assessment tool from GRDC

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It is important that blackleg resistance is managed properly across seasons to maximise crop performance and yield. Which is why GRDC’s new Blackleg Management Guide is so useful. The simple-to-use fact sheet provides a step by step guide to assessing current blackleg risk for each of your paddocks, and then provides details on how best to manage … Read more