Giving more growers greater weed control
Despite an expected 9% drop in the size of this season’s overall canola crop, more than 436,000 hectares of GM canola will be planted this year, up from nearly 350,000 hectares last year. GM canola varieties now make up 22% of the canola planted in the states that allow GM canola to be grown – Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
These numbers indicate growing acceptance of Roundup Ready canola as the crop of choice for many growers for a number of reasons. It not only delivers excellent weed control, it can also be an effective tool for managing herbicide resistance.