Old canola variety performance

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Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) William Tan (Kalyx Australia)
Year(s) 2015
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) Ballidu, WA
Old canola variety performance locations

To compare the performance of older TT canola varieties (Tanami, Cobbler, Crusher and Snapper) under normal growing conditions in the Ballidu region.

Key messages
  • Latest released variety ATR Snapper recorded the greatest yield and had the highest oil content at 0.95 t/ha and 45% oil content.
  • Tanami (released 2006) recorded the lowest yield and also the lowest oil content, averaging 0.57 t/ha and 41.5% oil.
  • Older varieties Tanami and Cobbler yielded significantly less than Snapper, demonstrating how newer varieties with similar agronomic attributes can be more profitable.
Lead research organisation Kalyx Australia Pty Ltd
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

Kalyx Australia would like to thank David Hood for the use of his land and the Liebe Group for their cooperation throughout the year.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Canola
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Ballidu 2015

Sow rate or Target density 50 plants/m2
Sow date 5 May 2015 05 May 2015
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 10m x 1.32m
Plot replication 3

05/05/2015: 150 kg/ha MAXam, 100 kg/ha Gusto Gold banded

17/07/2015: 100 kg/ha urea


04/05/2015: 2 L/ha Spray.Seed, 3 L/ha Trifluralin

08/06/2015: 1.1 kg/ha Atrazine, 400 mL/ha Clethodim, 0.3 kg/ha Clopyralid, 300 mL/ha Quizalofop, 2% Enhance

30/06/2015: 1.1 kg/ha Atrazine, 2% Hasten


04/05/2015: 0.3 L/ha Alpha-cypermethrin, 1 L/ha Chlorpyrifos

30/06/2015: 300 mL/ha Alpha-cypermethrin

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Oil (%) Grade (grade) Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Tanami 41.5 CAN1 0.57
2 Cobbler 42.6 CAN1 0.77
3 Crusher 42 CAN1 0.84
4 Snapper 45.1 CAN1 0.95

Grain yield t/ha


Grade grade


Oil %

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Ballidu, WA 0 - 10cm 4.40 0.18
Ballidu, WA 10 - 20cm 4.30 0.09
Ballidu, WA 20 - 30cm 4.50 0.11
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Ballidu, WA Sandy loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Ballidu, WA 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 Ballidu WA
2015 289.6mm
2014 248.7mm
2013 282.9mm
2012 286.8mm
2011 268.5mm
2010 253.5mm
2009 272.7mm
2008 296.7mm
2007 263.3mm
2006 284.6mm
2005 269.9mm
2004 274.0mm
2003 275.8mm
2002 225.7mm
2001 244.2mm
2000 304.9mm
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



Ballidu WA 2015

Observed climate information

Rainfall avg gsr (mm) 243mm

Derived climate information

Ballidu WA


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 10:32am AEST