Canterra launches clubroot resistant canola
By Top Crop Manager
Jan. 21, 2015 - Winnipeg-based seed company, Canterra Seeds, is launching the first canola hybrid with any level of resistance to the new 5X clubroot pathotype.
According to a company news release, CS20001 will have the most comprehensive clubroot resistance available on the market, and will be available to growers for 2015 planting.
CS2000 was recently acquired by Canterra Seeds from their canola breeding partner DL Seeds, and has undergone years of in-field and lab testing.
The news releases states that official clubroot testing by Dr. Stephen Strelkov of the University of Alberta confirmed the hybrid has resistance to existing clubroot pathotypes 2,3,5,6 and 8, and intermediate reaction to the newest 5X pathotype, which was first discovered in a field north of Edmonton, Alta. in 2013. CS2000 is currently the only registered canola hybrid to show tolerance to this pathotype.
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