Defining optimal sowing and flowering periods for canola in Australia

CSIRO Agriculture & Food - Julianne Lilley, Bonnie Flohr, Jeremy Whish, Imma Farre, John Kirkegaard

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Highlights (Science Direct)

  • The optimal start of flowering period (OSF) for canola has been identified across Australia.
  • Sowing date x cultivar combinations that achieve OSF to maximise yields were identified.
  • Duration and timing of the OSF varied with site and season but not with cultivar.
  • OSF can guide breeders in developing new cultivars and agronomist in better management.

This publication outlines results on the effects of:

  • stress on optimal start of flowering
  • cultivar on the optimal sowing
  • seasonal rainfall

As well as further discussion on:

  • implications for sowing time
  • the value of a seasonal climate forecast
  • influence of biotic stress
2019 - Australia - CSIRO Agriculture & Food - Julianne Lilley, Bonnie Flohr, Jeremy Whish, Imma Farre, John Kirkegaard
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