Maximising canola yield by getting establishment right - upper EP experience in 2013

2013

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Leigh Davis (SARDI)
Ashley Flint (SARDI)
Brian Purdie (SARDI)
Brenton Spriggs (SARDI)
Andrew Ware (SARDI)
Year(s) 2013
Contributor SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Trial location(s) Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA
Piednippie, SA
Maximising canola yield by getting establishment right - upper EP experience in 2013 locations
Aims

To maximise canola productivity through creating soil specific management strategies that improve canola yields, profitability and establishment in field trials on lower and upper Eyre Peninsula.

 

Key messages
  • Early sowing had the largest positive impact on canola yield when comparing a range of treatments trialled in 2013. Good seeding depth and the correct seed rate were also important in maximising canola yields, but not to the same extent as time of sowing.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Trial funding source SAGIT S1113
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Thank you to the South Australian Grains Industry Trust (SAGIT) for providing the funding. Thank you to Minnipa Agricultural Centre and Simon Patterson for generously providing the land for the trials.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Canola
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Rate
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Sowing: Method
Trial type
Trial design

Minnipa Agricultural Centre 2013

Sow rate or Target density 40 plants/m2 and 60 plants/m2
Sow date 23 April 2013 4 x dates 2013:TOS1: 23 April TOS2: 7 MayTOS3: 17 MayTOS4: 27 May
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.5m x 10m
Plot replication 4
Fertiliser

The trial received a total of 63 kg/ha 19:13:0 S9% + 64 kg/ha urea fertiliser, applied at seeding and 100 kg/ha sulphate of ammonia (SOA) broadcast during the season.

Herbicide

500 ml/ha Intervix, 300 ml/ha Select, 100 ml/ha Lontrel and 0.5% Supercharge was applied to control weeds

Insecticide

Multiple products were used during the season to control insects, but there was still some damage from Diamond back moth and aphids in all trials discussed in this article.

Piednippie 2013

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
Insecticide Not specified
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Trial results Canola growth parameters at MAC in 2013

# Variety
Treatment 1
Emergence plants (plants/m2) Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Canola TOS1 23 April 30 1.42
2 Canola TOS2 7 May 41 1.13
3 Canola TOS3 17 May 36 0.95
4 Canola TOS4 27 May 38 0.69

Grain yield t/ha


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Emergence plants plants/m2


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Trial results Canola (Stingray TT) growth at MAC S4 in 2013

# Variety
Treatment 1
Emergence plants (plants/m2) Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Canola:StingrayTT Sowing rate 1.5 kg/ha 26 0.95
2 Canola:StingrayTT Sowing rate 3 kg/ha 42 1.06
3 Canola:StingrayTT Sowing rate 4.5 kg/ha 65 1.11
4 Canola:StingrayTT Sowing depth 1 cm 48 1.1
5 Canola:StingrayTT Sowing depth 2 cm 47 1.06
6 Canola:StingrayTT Sowing depth 4 cm 38 0.96

Grain yield t/ha


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Emergence plants plants/m2


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Loam
Piednippie, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Calcarosol
Piednippie, SA Calcarosol
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 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA Piednippie SA
2013 287.6mm173.0mm
2012 329.5mm170.8mm
2011 356.6mm215.5mm
2010 337.6mm198.2mm
2009 369.5mm222.1mm
2008 300.3mm181.4mm
2007 285.9mm160.0mm
2006 305.8mm192.1mm
2005 267.5mm170.9mm
2004 263.8mm164.3mm
2003 263.8mm164.6mm
2002 254.9mm147.2mm
2001 317.8mm174.2mm
2000 353.9mm202.8mm
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

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Climate

Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA 2013


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 237mm

Derived climate information

Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA

Piednippie SA

Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA

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Piednippie SA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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: 11-12-2019 13:52pm AEST