Canola Seeding Olympics

 

A farm scale trial analysing establishment of Pioneer 43Y23 Canola comparing 4 seeding bars and 3 seeding depths.  Funded by COGGO and supported by North East Farming Futures.

Seeding Event Footage - compiled by Wayne Parker, DAFWA

 
Seeded 31st May 2016

 

Trial undertaken by Yuna Farm Improvement Group. Project funded by Council of Grain Growers Organisations.

1.58 - DBS bar 12inch tine spacings with single chute
2.28 - John Deere 1830 bar with 15inch tine spacings
2.59 - Modified DBS bar 12inch tine spacings with splitters and wide press wheel
3.33 - Morris Contour 2 Bar - 40ft with 12inch spacing, double shoot

Plant Counts

 

YFIG incoporated women's agronomy education with plant counts and canola seeding depths.

A group of women from Yuna took the opportunity to participate in valuable research for their local farming systems, while raising money for their local P&C.

Plant Count Analysis

Project Findings

Check out the YFIG journey of the Canola Seeding Olympics and key findings.

Research Report.

Western Aerial Mapping

 

Aerial footage used to monitor plant counts and compare manual method.