CCC posts variety performance data for 2014
By Top Crop Manager
Dec. 11, 2014 - The Canola Council of Canada has posted the 2014 Canola Performance Trials (CPT) online. A summary booklet is also available for download.
The online tool includes interactive maps and the ability to refine searches by season zone, herbicide tolerance (HT) type, yield, days to maturity, lodging and height. Users can also compare results from 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.
The three Prairie canola grower groups — the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) and the Manitoba Canola Growers Association — provide funding for the CPT program. The B.C. Grain Producers Association conducted trials in the Peace as their means of participation. The Canola Council of Canada delivers the CPT program.
The CPT program includes both small plot and large field scale trials. Results for 2014 are based on 25 small plot trials and 101 field scale trials across the Prairies.
Line companies, independent retailers and seed companies, including Bayer CropScience, BrettYoung Seeds, Canterra Seeds, Cargill, DL Seeds, Monsanto, Proven Seed/Crop Production Services and Syngenta participated in the 2014 trials.
Haplotech, led by Dr. Rale Gjuric, coordinated the trials under the guidance of a governance committee that oversees approval of varieties, protocol design, data collection, analysis and reporting, and financial management.