Oilseeds

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

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

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