Oilseeds

Cold, wet winter causes rise in canola disease

A cold, wet winter has led to reports of severe blackleg infection in canola in South Australia, across Victoria and into southern New South Wales…Read More

Grain Central, August 23, 2021

Scientists hand-pick genes for disease-resistant crops

Researchers from The University of Western Australia (UWA) have developed tools to identify plant genes resistant to disease-causing fungi and deploy them to create more resistant crops…Read More

Grain Central, July 19, 2021

Get the good oil on sunflowers at GRDC workshops

Sunflower growers, agronomists and farm advisers will have an opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s leading crop management specialists at workshops in Qld and northern NSW…Read More

Grain Central, May 31, 2021

Season break creates opportunity for WA canola growers

Widespread rainfall across the WA Grainbelt from tropical cyclone Seroja has set up an ideal start to the season – particularly for canola growers.
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Grain Central, April 23, 2021

Wet, mild season puts NSW growers on alert for root, foliar diseases

The improved seasonal conditions which helped deliver bumper crops in southern NSW in 2020 could become a double-edged sword this year unless growers remain vigilant on crop disease management…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2021

Rain, strong prices boost outlook for big canola area

Amid strong global oilseed prices, canola area is set to spike this year as growers plant early into moisture, and seed supplies for some varieties are already tight…Read More

Liz Wells, March 24, 2021

Experts to outline strategies for managing blackleg in canola

Canola growers and advisers have been seeking advice on what to do to best manage the disease blackleg, particularly around whether to apply foliar fungicides early in the season…Read More

Grain Central, March 24, 2021

Oilseed industry sets course with strategic plan 2020-2025

The Australian oilseeds industry has released the ‘Australian Oilseed Industry Strategic Plan 2020-2025’ which provides a roadmap for the industry to address future issues and opportunities…Read More

Grain Central, October 26, 2020

New imi-tolerant sunflower set to expand growing area

Australia’s first imidazolinone-tolerant sunflower variety has been released by Barenbrug Australia, with the new technology expected to broaden traditional sunflower regions in the country…Read More

Grain Central, September 22, 2020

Northern Australia broadacre cropping potential tied to enterprise integration

The potential to expand broadacre cropping across Australia’s north can be best achieved when it is integrated with other enterprises, particularly beef production, according to a recent study…Read More

Grain Central, August 27, 2020

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

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