The effect of sowing time and variety on yield and oil concentration of canola (Brassica napus)

2002 - 2003
CC BY 4.0

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Neil Fettell (NSW Agriculture)
Jack Freeman (NSW Agriculture)
Georgina MacKinnon (NSW Agriculture)
Year(s) 2002 - 2003
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Condobolin, NSW
The effect of sowing time and variety on yield and oil concentration of canola (Brassica napus) locations
Aims

To investigate the effect of sowing time and variety on yield and oil concentration of canola (Brassica napus)

Key messages
  • The effects of sowing time and variety on yield and oil concentration of canola (Brassica napus) were investigated at Condobolin in 2002 and 2003.
  • Eight canola varieties and two Indian mustard varieties differing in maturity were established at four sowing times from early April to mid June.
  • Early sowing increased yield and oil concentration.
  • Yield and oil concentration declined with each delay in sowing time in both years.
  • Variety maturity type is not as important as early sowing.
Lead research organisation Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Canola
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type
Trial design

Condobolin 2002

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Condobolin 2003

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Condobolin, NSW Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Condobolin, NSW Kandosol
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 Condobolin NSW
2003 154.0mm
2002 162.4mm
2001 230.3mm
2000 300.5mm
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

Derived climate information

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

Condobolin NSW

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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: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST