Canola in the Central West - a grower experience

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Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Wayne Dunford
Year(s) 1999
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Lynton,
Canola in the Central West - a grower experience locations

To report on a grower experience of growing canola in the Central West.

Key messages
  • Canola is an important part of my cropping rotation as it has been profitable in it's own right and provided benefits to following crops.
  • However it requires a lot of water and nutrients to be successful, and when port prices fall below about $300/tonne I question taking the risks involved in growing canola.
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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Crop type Oilseed: Canola
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Lynton 1999

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication 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
Lynton, Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Lynton, Rudosol
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



Derived climate information

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



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 report and links

1999 trial report

Trial last modified: 08-05-2018 13:25pm AEST