Oilseeds

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

Australia’s canola crop at 2.4Mt, up slightly on last year: AOF

The Australian Oilseeds Federation (AOF) has forecast production for the national canola crop now in the ground at 2.4 million tonnes (Mt), up slightly from 2.3Mt produced last year…Read More

Liz Wells, July 31, 2019

Shatter-resistant varieties may resurrect sesame industry

The development of new sesame varieties with higher levels of resistance to shattering could prompt the re-emergence of the sesame-growing industry…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 24, 2019

Safeguard canola with a fertiliser rate check

A simple check on fertiliser rates may be the difference between delayed or reduced crop emergence and achieving target plant populations this season…Read More

Grain Central, May 14, 2019

Canola blackleg breakthrough set to deliver new varieties

Researchers have identified genetic regions which could be used to develop new canola varieties with durable resistance to blackleg disease…Read More

Grain Central, May 7, 2019

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