Are you hitting your plant population targets? New research may have the answer.
Australian canola growers are set to benefit from new research on CT & TT Hybrids vs OP canola.
Justin Kudnig from Pacific Seeds, examined optimising the Gross return value proposition when comparing Farmer Retained OP TT vs Hybrid CT® and TT canola with varying seed sizes and plant population targets.
Presented at the GRDC Perth update event in February 2021, the research and field trials found:
- Grading OP TT canola seed to >2mm provides increased plant establishment, grain yield and gross returns
- Higher yielding CT® and TT hybrids provide consistent higher grain yields and gross returns than OP TT varieties
- CT® and TT hybrids with seed sizes of =2mm or >2mm established at lower plant populations can provide higher grain yields and gross returns than OP TT varieties graded to >2mm at higher plant populations.
Paper reviewed by: Dr David Tabah, Crop Research Lead (Canola) – Advanta Seeds Australia