Greater weed control and higher yield are two benefits of Roundup Ready Canola, and Elders Deniliquin is offering accreditation for local landholders who are interested in producing the crop.
To be held next Thursday, August 17, Elders agronomist Adam Dellwo says the course is a requirement for all farmers who are interested in growing the strain of canola.
‘‘Farmers have been finding resistant weeds in canola crops, and by going to Roundup Ready it will allow them to control their weeds,’’ he said.
‘‘It also has a greater yield benefit over other types of canola.’’
The accreditation program is being delivered by regional business manager of agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto, Donald Benn.
‘‘The accreditation course is more for growers who might grow the crop next year because of resistant weed issues, or for growers who want the option of Roundup Ready in the future,’’ Mr Dellwo said.
‘‘The only negative with Roundup Ready is that it isn’t premium priced like the others, and delivery points are also further away.’’
The accreditation course will be held from noon at Elders Deniliquin and will be followed by lunch.
For catering purposes, confirm your place by calling Elders Deniliquin on 58905100. Numbers are needed by Tuesday.
For more information, call Adam Dellwo on 0417576664.