BCG preliminary results from member-funded trial – Canola Varieties (Southern Mallee)

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Aim:                                     To assess the performance of existing and emerging canola                                                      varieties in the Southern Mallee.
Location:                              Birchip
Sowing date:                        20 April, establishing rain (20mm) on 1 May
Starting soil N(0-100cm):    104 kg/ha
Paddock history:                  2018 – fallow, 2017 – lentil
Fertiliser:                             30 April               Granulock Supreme Z @ 60kg/ha + Flutriafol
                                            24 June               Urea @ 100kg/ha
                                            25 July                Urea @ 100kg/ha
GSR (Apr-Oct) :                  193mm
Nov 2018 – Oct 2019:          408mm
Harvest date:                      16 November

Canola varieties







Note: Please treat these preliminary results with caution and look for the full report in the 2019 BCG Season Research Results.

Nuseed Diamond and Pioneer®45Y91 were the highest yielding varieties in this trial.
• The oil content of all varieties was below the 42% base level.
• The larger oil content of Nuseed Diamond makes this the most profitable option in this trial.
• While the conventional Nuseed Diamond continues to have significant yield benefits, paddock selection and crop rotations for
these conventional varieties is a crucial consideration.
• Clearfield hybrid varieties continue to out yield triazine tolerant varieties.
• ATR-Bonito was the best performing open pollinated triazine tolerant variety in this trial.
• With subsoil moisture and good nutrition levels, phenology wasn’t the major driver of yield this year (the major driver of yield is
genetic potential).

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