Selection of canola lines for low rainfall environments in south eastern Australia


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Geoff Thomas (LRCP), Roy Latta, Amanda Cook and Leigh Davis (SARDI)
Year(s) 2009
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Site 7, Minnipa, SA
Selection of canola lines for low rainfall environments in south eastern Australia locations

To investigate selection of canola lines for low rainfall environments in south eastern Australia

Key messages
  • The first year of trials show that there is material with real potential to do well in low rainfall environments and develop lines which will be economic as break crops in future.
  • In 2009, about 120 lines were trialled at Minnipa and Condobolin.
  • At Minnipa with an exceptional season yields ranged from 1.7 to 2.9 t/ha, with an average over 2.4 t/ha.
  • At Condobolin, under tough conditions, individual plots yielded up to 1 t/ha.
Lead research organisation South Australian Research and Development Institute
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program Low Rainfall Collaboration Project

Thanks to Willie Shoobridge, Minnipa Agricultural Centre, and Neil Fettell, Senior Research Agronomist at Condobolin Agricultural Research & Advisory Station for conducting the trials.

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

Minnipa 2009

Sow date 1 May 2009
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 10m x 1.5m
Plot replication 2
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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
Site 7, Minnipa, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 7, Minnipa, SA Calcarosol
National soil grid Source
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.

Site 7, Minnipa SA


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.

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Trial last modified: 03-06-2019 14:53pm AEST