CSIRO’s dual-purpose cropping system claims an Australian record in canola harvest
Food Magazine Australia, Other, 24/02/2021, Mike Wheeler
A New South Wales mixed farming business, previously described as “heavily in drought and practically a dustbowl,” has produced a record breaking canola harvest of 7.16 tonnes/hectare. The Mayfield farm, owned by the Hawkins family and managed by Peter Brooks, has attributed this success to a system called dual-purpose cropping. The system is a product of over a decade long partnership between the Mayfield farm and CSIRO, backed by investments from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).