Brassica juncea (Indian mustard), a close relative of canola (Brassica napus), is being developed as a drought and heat tolerant alternative oilseed to canola for the low rainfall zones of the Australian cropping belt.
The crop has a number of advantages over canola and will deliver the same rotational benefits as canola.
As a relatively new crop, breeding, selection and agronomic research have not progressed as far as canola.
Continuing research will deliver significant improvements in yield, herbicide tolerance, quality parameters and crop management recommendations.
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