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Canola Calculators

 The Hybrid vs Open Pollinated Canola - Seed Cost vs Yield Calculator provides growers the capacity to compare the costs of seed between Retained OP seed, Purchased OP seed and Purchased Hybrid seed. This then automatically determines the yield increase required when compared to Purchased OP seed to justify the purchase of Hybrid seed at a range of commodity grain prices. 

Hybrid vs Open Pollinated Canola - Seed Cost vs Yield Calculator
Planting Parameters Farmer Retained OP Seed Purchased OP Seed Purchased Hybrid Seed
Canola Bag - Seeds/kg Count
Field Establishment %
Target Plants/m2
Sowing Rate kg/ha 2.00 1.82 1.92
Seed Costs $/kg
Seed Cost $/ha $10.00 $27.27 $51.92
Yield Increase Req in kg/ha @ $550/t -18 0 22
Yield Increase Req in kg/ha @ $500/t -35 0 49
Yield Increase Req in kg/ha @ $450/t -38 0 55
Yield Increase Req in kg/ha @ $400/t -43 0 62

The Hybrid vs Open Pollinated Canola - Gross Income Comparison Calculator below provides growers the ability to compare the harvested grain yield, oil bonus received and different commodity prices between Retained OP seed, Purchased OP seed and Purchased Hybrid seed and this automatically determines the gross returns in $/ha. In many cases Hybrids can provide higher returns than OP varieties across many environments and rainfall zones.

Just enter your own values in each of the cells provided to do a comparison for your cropping business enterprise and hit the button calculate when ready. 

Hybrid vs Open Pollinated Canola - Gross Income Comparison Calculator
Commercial Grain Parameters Farmer Retained OP Seed Purchased OP Seed Purchased Hybrid Seed
Grain Yield t/ha
Delivered Grain Oil %
Grain Price Received $/t
Yield Gross Return $/ha $675 $675 $833
Oil Bonus % -1.5% -1.5% 1.5%
Oil Bonus $/ha $10.13 $10.13 $12.49
Commercial Grain Gross Return $/ha $664.88 $664.88 $844.99

Recommended Plant Populations for Commercial Hybrid Canola Crops Industry Accepted & Published Research Results - Optimum Hybrid Population * Yield Zone
Grower Average Harvest Yield Range Optimum Range of Plants per m2 Desired Target of Plants per m2
0.5t/ha to 1.5t/ha 15 to 25 plants/m2 20 plants/m2
1.5t/ha to 2.5t/ha 25 to 40 plants/m2 30 plants/m2
2.5t/ha to 3.5t/Ha 30 to 50 plants/m2 40 plants/m2

The Hyola Hybrid Canola Seed - Planting Rate Calculator below provides growers the ability to calculate the required seeding rate, using how many plants per square metre (the target density), estimated field establishment percentage, as well as the seedlot seed size (seeds per kg) and company provided seedlot germination percentage.

Hyola Hybrid Canola Seed - Planting Rate Calculator
Canola Seed Planting Parameters
Hyola hybrid canola seedlot seeds per kg   
Target population plants per square metre   
Canola seedlot germination percentage %
Estimated field establishment percentage %
Optimum seeding rate required kg/ha 2.1