Canola mowing demonstration at Telford


Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Dale Grey (DPI Vic)
Sandy Quinlivan (DPI Vic)
Year(s) 2011
Contributor Riverine Plains
Trial location(s) Telford, VIC
Canola mowing demonstration at Telford locations

To determine the effect of final grain yield from grazing canola grown for grian and fodder.

Key messages

Simulate grazing (mowing) reduced canola grain yield by 17%. The acceptability of yield loss in return for additional feed in the fomr of dry matter (DM)will depend on grain and livestock prices. The trial results highlight the importance of timely grazing management.

Lead research organisation Department of Primary Industries NSW
Host research organisation Riverine Plains
Trial funding source GRDC BWB00018
Related program N/A

The Inchbold Family

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Oilseed: Canola
Treatment type(s)
  • Grazing: Application Method
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Telford 2011

Sow date 16 April 2011
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 6m x 6m
Plot replication 3
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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Oil (%) Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Grazed 49.6 2.21
2 Ungrazed 47.6 2.65

Grain yield t/ha


Oil %

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Telford, VIC Red loam over medium clay
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Telford, VIC Sodosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Telford VIC
2011 455.4mm
2010 495.0mm
2009 444.6mm
2008 463.9mm
2007 452.8mm
2006 449.1mm
2005 463.4mm
2004 461.7mm
2003 505.3mm
2002 478.1mm
2001 453.2mm
2000 447.7mm
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



Telford VIC 2011

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 209mm

Derived climate information

Telford VIC


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 last modified: 03-09-2019 11:12am AEST