N management for Brassica crops

Nitrogen use efficiency of different brassica crops


Brassica juncea is a relatively new crop for southeastern Australia, but there is little known about the N management of this crop relative to cereals or canola. A glasshouse screen was undertaken of a larger germplasm set to assess differences in N uptake among this germplasm. Read more

Year of initiation:2010
Year of completion:2011


04 Jul 2011

Juncea canola in the low rainfall zones of Victoria and South Australia.

Interpretive Summary


Both the field and glasshouse components of this project have been completed, but as yet the harvest results have not been collated. In addition to yield and oil contents, grain N contents will be determined. The pot experiment showed a significant interaction between cultivar and the amount of applied N for N uptake, leaf N percentage, and plant dry matter.

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Project Description

Project Leader

Virender Sardana, Punjab Agricultural University

Project Cooperators

Philip Salisbury, University of Melbourne
Wayne Burton, Victorian Department of Primary Industries

IPNI Staff

R. M. Norton


Oceania \ Australia and New Zealand \ AUS \ Victoria \ Wimmera


4r rate, nutrient removal

mustard, rapeseed (canola)

Nitrogen (N)