Canary Seed

Canary Seed

Canary seed is a major component of feed mixtures for birds and is grown in Australia in similar areas to wheat and oats during the winter season. What makes this so attractive for bird breeders is the nutritional content. The canary seed is low in carbohydrates and high in fibre. It is also very palatable compared to other millets.

  • Fertiliser Applications:

    Stage: Pre Plant

    Rate: 250kg/Ha Dry Land, 350kg/Ha Irrigated

    Product: Dinofert Standard Pellets, Dinofert Organic Complete, Dinofert Growers Special


    Application Method

    Apply by using either gravity feed openers or air drills to sub-surface band the fertiliser 5cm (2") below or to the side of the seed.


    Application Considerations

    Use higher rates where nitrogen is known to be deficient, when double cropping or with large amounts of undecomposed stubble.

    Rates should be reduced by 50% for very sandy soil sand may be increased by 30% for heavy textured soils or where soil moisture conditions at planting are excellent.

    Rates should be reduced by 50% when planting equipment with narrow slit openers is used (the fertiliser concentration is increased around the seed).

    Rates may be increased by 50% when air seeders are used operating at high pressures with wide openers. Air seeders spread the fertiliser bands when operating at high pressures reducing the fertiliser concentration around the seed.


Please note that the above information and recommendations are provided in good faith and are given without liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of their application. Optimum response to fertilisers will only be achieved when weeds, insect pests and diseases are controlled and adequate soil water is available.

Fertiliser use recommendations are presented as a practical guide to good agronomic practice under most situations. Local soil, climatic and other conditions should also be taken into account as these could affect plant response to fertiliser rates and applications.

For further information we recommend you seek advice from your local agronomist.