Canola time of sowing


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 1996
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Watchupga East, VIC
Canola time of sowing locations

To determine the optimum sowing time over a number of seasons for karoo and Narendra canola.

Key messages
  • The late sown crops (in July) were extremely poor and were not harvested.
  • The optimum sowing time for the 1996 season was early May.
  • There was no significant difference in yield between karoo and Narendra on the same sowing date.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Victorian Farmers Federation
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Crop type Oilseed: Canola
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Variety
  • Sowing: Timing
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Watchupga East 1996

Sow rate or Target density Multiple - please see report
Sow date 8 May 1996
Harvest date Unknown
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Karoo Sown 8 May 1.25
2 Karoo Sown 12 June 0.99
3 Narendra Sown 8 May 1.47
4 Narendra Sown 12 June 0.72

Grain yield t/ha

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Watchupga East, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Watchupga East, VIC Calcarosol
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Watchupga East VIC

CAUTION: Trial site locality unknown; Climate data sourced from Birchip Cropping Group office location

Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial report and links

1996 trial report

Trial last modified: 31-01-2023 13:01pm AEST