Cobbler a strong performer in first year

28 Nov, 2008 09:00 AM
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Bolgart grower Wayne Smart said his Cobbler canola crops had performed extremely well in this season's tough conditions.
Bolgart grower Wayne Smart said his Cobbler canola crops had performed extremely well in this season's tough conditions.

COBBLER canola's premier season strong performance is being praised by northern Wheatbelt grain growers and other industry members.

While harvesting is moving slowly across the central and southern Wheatbelt, most northern growers have finished delivering their canola crops.

Cobbler has shown strong signs and healthy yields in its first season in WA conditions, analysis has shown

The Agriculture Department's 2008 WA Canola Variety Guide described Cobbler as an early-early, mid-maturity variety with high yield and oil content.

Bred in 2007, the seed is being marketed by Nuseed.

The company's WA manager Glenn Lendon said Cobbler had been broadly adopted in the state this season and made up 5pc-10pc of the total crop.

Cobbler is best grown in 250-550mm rainfall zones.

It had good vigour, similar to Bravo TT canola.

Mr Lendon said many farmers in the northern zone had finished harvesting Cobbler and had experienced "typical" yields of about 2t/ha.

Great Northern Rural Services senior agronomist Owen Mann supported the estimate.

Mr Mann said Cobbler had been widely adapted this season because it provided a good yielding and oil content variety.

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