Oilseeds

Blackleg in upper canopy threat to canola yield

Canola growers in the southern cropping region are being encouraged to closely monitor crops for signs of blackleg infection in the upper canopy to avoid costly yield loss this season…Read More

Grain Central, August 6, 2020

Parasitic wasp offers chemical-free pest control for European oilseed crops

A species of parasitic wasp discovered by chance by European researchers could provide growers with a chemical-free way of controlling cabbage stem flea beetles (CSFB), a major pest in European oilseed crops…Read More

Grain Central, May 28, 2020

Vic farmers hit the canola highs

Farmers north of Ballarat in Victoria produced crops of dual-purpose canola last season that topped 3.5 tonnes/hectare…Read More

Grain Central, May 12, 2020

Early-sown canola may escape blackleg disease

Early canola crops sown in warm conditions may escape potentially severe blackleg disease during the growing season…Read More

Grain Central, May 6, 2020

Forecast rain prompts hopes for big early canola planting

Planting of Australia’s 2020/21 canola crop is accelerating across New South Wales and Victoria this week ahead of 10-60 millimetres of rain forecast for coming days…Read More

Liz Wells, March 31, 2020

Nasty spring cuts Australian canola forecast 21pc to 1.9Mt: AOF

A dry spring in all but mainland Australia’s southernmost growing areas has prompted a 21-per-cent cut in the Australian Oilseeds Federation tonnage estimate for the canola crop now being harvested…Read More

Grain Central, November 18, 2019

Sydney to host 2020 World Congress on Oils & Fats

Those with an interest in broadacre oilseeds can find out how their extracts compare with those from horticultural, plantation and even marine sources at the 2020 World Congress on Oils and Fats to be held in Australia next year…Read More

Liz Wells, November 11, 2019

Sheep-fodder value shrinks NSW canola as seed hits market

A dry growing season and strong lamb values have seen roughly half the NSW canola crop cut for hay or grazed out, and seed now being harvested is meeting good demand from crushers…Read More

Liz Wells, November 8, 2019

Tweaking harvester settings reduces canola losses + VIDEO

Regularly adjusting harvester settings could dramatically boost profits for farmers by reducing canola losses from the back of harvesters…Read More

Grain Central, October 8, 2019

Canary Islands to Toowoomba – the scientist driving innovation in canola

From a childhood in the Canary Islands to a high-tech seed production business in Toowoomba, David Tabah is leading a canola breeding program racing to control the disease blackleg…Read More

Grain Central, September 10, 2019

Diamondback moth under the spotlight in WA

New research aims to provide Western Australian canola growers with earlier warning about potential diamondback moth (DBM) outbreaks…Read More

Grain Central, September 3, 2019

Winter chill gives canola disease a leg-up

Prolonged cool conditions over recent weeks have favoured the progression of blackleg upper canopy infection (UCI) in canola crops across south eastern Australia…Read More

Grain Central, August 30, 2019

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