Science

A good stand is the foundation for success

Pillar 1: Plant Establishment

A uniform early-established canola stand of six to eight plants per square foot can reduce pest management costs, allow for earlier harvest and improve yield compared to thinner, later and uneven stands.

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The ‘cool’ crop

Crops can reflect the sun’s shortwave radiation back into space, helping to cool the Earth. With its yellow flowers, canola’s reflectance is more than most other crops, providing a cooling effect of about 0.5°C during the growing season as compared to a crop like wheat.

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Aim for improved nutrient use efficiency

Pillar 2: Fertility Management

Applying enough fertilizer to maximize profit potential and taking steps to reducing nutrient losses will improve canola yield per tonne of fertilizer applied. This will have a positive effect for both economic and environmental sustainability

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