Abiotic constraints in Canola
Broad constraint resources are outlined in the Agronomists Toolkit. Specific constraint categories are listed below:
Constraint - Sand blasting
Whole plants may be lost
Severe sand blasting can cause canola to exhibit very poor recovery
Sandy surfaced soils are likely to cause damage to canola if climatic conditions are dry and windy. Identifying the at-risk areas and treating them quickly to stop further sand movement and plant damage can reduce the overall yield penalty.
Links and Resources
AOF - Sandblasting
Description, and contributing factors.
DAFWA - Sand blasted crops
Information on the effects of a sandblasting event, likelihood of recovery, management strategies, and seasonal outlook.