Calls for dual-herbicide canola answered with Hyola 580CT

Calls for dual-herbicide canola answered with Hyola 580CT

South Australian canola growers have been calling for a dual-herbicide tolerant non-GM canola hybrid combining Clearfield and triazine tolerant technologies, and Pacific Seeds has answered those calls, becoming the first company to sell it for the 2019 season.

The new technology, known as Hyola CT, is available nationwide in the form of the first variety, mid-season hybrid Hyola 580CT.

Yorketown farmer Richard Dodd was one of the first in the country to trial the new technology last season.

Mr Dodd said with the rapid expansion of group b imi-tolerant crops such as wheat, barley and lentils in his district, Hyola CT is an important part of the winter cropping IWM toolbox.

“Dual-herbicide canola is a big winner in our district because there’s heavy use of group b’s,” he said.

“We planted this on a block we recently purchased that has group b ‘imi’ residues, but because it was such a small plot, we just used the Clearfield element.

“My agronomist got me onto the Hyola CT, because we want the dual tolerance for the canola we are planting this year – so we can use the TT chemicals for our weed control.”

He planted six hectares on the new paddock about 20km from their home block, ‘Temana’, where he farms with his father Colin.

The pair crop 3000ha of wheat, barley, canola, lentils and faba beans, along with producing vetch hay. 

They also run 40 cattle and a contract windrowing and spreading business.

Seeding starts around Anzac Day, with beans going in first, followed by canola and cereals.

The Hyola 580CT was sown early May with a fertiliser program that included 80kg/ha of Granulock, 125kg/ha of SOA and 150kg/ha urea.

“It was very dry except for August when we received 100mm, which saved the year effectively.

“Yorke Peninsula also experienced frost that we’d never had before and received a little more rain at the start of October.

“All-in-all it was a dry, challenging season.”

They harvested the canola in mid-November, with the new variety yielding 1.8t/ha on average – the same as their 44Y90 CL alongside it.

“This coming season we’re going to use Hyola CT again but put in 200ha.”

Related Articles

International Day of Rural Women – celebrating the beating heart of agriculture

Despite being heavily dependent on the contribution of women both on and off the paddock, the role women play in Australian agriculture has historically been under-recognised. As women begin to represent greater numbers in agricultural courses, research positions and leadership roles, there has been a greater push to highlight the impact of women on Australia’s…

Read more
Safe Work Month

Pacific Seeds is proud to be involved in the launch of Safe Work Month 2020.

Read more
A return to rainfall means good news for Aussie farmers

A positive weather forecast of above average rainfall and average summer temperatures has many Australian farmers hopeful for a bumper summer cropping season. The Bureau of Meteorology has reported a 70 per cent chance of La Niña developing in Australia, indicating a promising rainfall prediction for many areas of the country. Andrew Short from Pacific…

Read more

Localise your journey

Choose your region to get the relevant product information.

W A N T S A NS W VI C TA S QLD

Choose your area

Select your region to create an enhanced and personal experience.

QLD 05 04 03 02 01
  • 01 - Central & Northern QLD
  • 02 - FNQLD Coast
  • 03 - Wide Bay, Burnett & Western Darling Downs
  • 04 - SW QLD
  • 05 - SE QLD

Localise your journey

Choose your region to get the relevant information.

NSW 06 05 04 03 02 01
  • 01 - North West & New England
  • 02 - Northern Rivers NSW
  • 03 - Liverpool Plains & Mid North Coast
  • 04 - Hunter Valley, South Coast & CW NSW
  • 05 - MIA & Far West
  • 06 - South West Slopes

Choose your region

Select your region to create an enhanced and personal experience.

VIC + TAS 03 02 01
  • 01 - Western Districts, Wimmera & Mallee
  • 02 - Central & Eastern Victoria & Tasmania
  • 03 - Eastern Riverina

Choose your region

Select your region to create an enhanced and personal experience.

01 02 03
  • 01 - Tropics
  • 02 - Northern Wheat Belt
  • 03 - Southern Wheat Belt

Choose your region

Select your region to create an enhanced and personal experience.

SA
  • South Australia

Choose your region

Select your region to create an enhanced and personal experience.

NT
  • Northern Territory