Statistics


GM Canola Uptake

Herbicide tolerant genetically modified (GM) canola has been grown in NSW and Victoria since 2009 and in Western Australia since 2010. The tables attached provide information regarding the hectarage for each year, a state-by-state breakdown and the percentage of GM canola grown in each state as well as nationally.

(PDF attached – GM Canola Growth in Australia_June2020)

Total GM Canola by State (%)

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015†* 2016†* 2017†* 2018F*
NSW 5% 5% 4% 4% 5% 7% 9% 7% 10% 35%
VIC 13% 12% 5% 3% 5% 8% 17% 14% 13% 21%
WA 0% 8% 10% 9% 13% 19% 31% 26% 27% 31%
National 3% 8% 7% 6% 9% 14% 23% 18% 20% 22%

† The seeding rate is 2.5kg/Ha from 2009 to 2014 and 2.0kg/Ha from 2015 onwards. Improved crop genetics, vigour and establishment help contribute to a lower seeding rate over time.

* The 2015-2018 total area figure represents those states that grow GM canola only (WA, VIC and NSW).

Source: ABARES and Monsanto Australia