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THUMPER: The record canola crop at windrowing time. Pictured from left to right, John Kirkegaard, CSIRO Agriculture and Food; James Cheetham, Delta Agriculture; Peter Brooks, Princess Pastoral Co.

THUMPER: The record canola crop at windrowing time. Pictured from left to right, John Kirkegaard, CSIRO Agriculture and Food; James Cheetham, Delta Agriculture; Peter Brooks, Princess Pastoral Co.

ANY FARMER, no matter where in Australia, would be grinning ear to ear with a 7.16 tonne a hectare cereal crop.

But when that yield is actually in canola, which traditionally yields around half a barley or wheat crop, that figure is off the chart.

A NSW mixed farming business has done exactly that, ripping off the 7 tonner at Oberon, an Australian record, in the Southern Highlands.

Agonisingly, the crop fell a miniscule three kilograms a hectare off the official world record, grown in England last year in much kinder conditions without the…



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