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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Canola tops break-crop gains.. Canola plantings have continued to increase in Western Australia and local researchers are working collaboratively to fine-tune tactics to help optimise profits from canola and other break crops across the grain belt... CSIRO senior research scientist Dr Roger Lawes says modelling shows that adding a break crop such as canola to continuous cereal rotations can be worth an extra 0.5t/ha of wheat following the break phase...
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Ron Longbottom with his on-farm moisture monitoring equipment... Despite canola offering a higher return per hectare than the field peas he usually plants, Ron has found the pulse crop improves soil fertility, resulting in subsequent cereal crops yielding considerably more per hectare and often with higher protein... In 2013 - a good year - wheat planted on pea stubble yielded 700 kilograms per hectare more than wheat planted on canola stubble. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Canola is the major broadleaf rotation crop in the grain producing regions of Australia... Since its introduction to Australia in the late 1960s, canola has grown into the major oilseeds industry, providing national economic benefits in employment, processing, manufacturing and exports... The booklet highlights best practice management for canola in south-eastern Australia (New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia) with content provided by experienced research and extension agronomists and industry specialists...
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Despite canola offering a higher return per hectare than the field peas he usually plants, Ron has found the pulse crop improves soil fertility, resulting in subsequent cereal crops yielding considerably more per hectare and often with higher protein... Alan Meldrum, from Pulse Australia, WA, says the increase in canola plantings is mostly due to profitability - up to $150/ha more than field peas - and easier market access... "Field peas are marketed on a spot price, there are fewer buyers available and payment guarantees are needed," he says...
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