Rob Griffith (Bayer Crop Science) Ken Motley (NSW DPI) Andrew Rice (Ivey ATP) Karen Roberts (NSW DPI)
Central West Farming Systems
To evaluate the potential for grain yield responses from controlling insects and diseases in canola with commercially available seed applied treatments.
In 2004, late sowing and dry spring conditions had a greater effect on canola yield than any disease or insects pests.
Jockey seed treatment provided significant control of blackleg at Alectown. However, Jockey did not increase grain yield.
No disease control benefits were recorded from Maxim® or Jockey canola seed treatments at Wirrinya, Gunning Gap or Red Bend.
Maxim seed treatment resulted in a significant grain yield increase in canola at Alectown.
Gaucho and Cosmos did not reduce earth mite damage to canola seedlings under very high populations at Red Bend. Other control measures are needed when earth mite populations are very high
Lead research organisation
Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation
Trial funding source
Special thanks to Dovuro Seeds (Justin Kudnig and Jack Hart) who supplied direct financial support to meet trial expenses and supplied all treated seed for this trial series.
These trials were conducted as part of the CWFS Regional Site program. The trial sites were supported by the Grain Growers Association and GRDC. Greg Gibson (NSW DPI) and Sharon Taylor (CWFS) provided invaluable technical assistance. The data was analysed by Helen Nicol (consulting statistician). Thanks to the trial co-operators Bill Scott, Kim and Wendy Muffett, Morris Davey and Red Bend Catholic College.
Trial source data and summary not available Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Derived climate information
No observed climate data available for this trial. Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.
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.
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