CPS launches multigenic clubroot resistant variety
By Top Crop Manager
Oct. 27, 2015 - Crop Production Services (CPS) today launched Proven Seed PV 580 GC, the first true multigenic clubroot resistant variety of canola. According to a company news release, the first-to-field genetics deliver high levels of resistance to the current predominant clubroot pathotypes, as well as some of the newly discovered highly virulent clubroot pathotypes referred to as 5X.
The new Proven Seed variety is the result of multi-year research conducted in collaboration with the University of Alberta and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). "PV 580 GC is a Genuity Roundup Ready hybrid that will be initially available to growers in regions at higher risk of clubroot," said Jamie Mills, canola product line manager, CPS Canada. "CPS sets the bar high for on-farm trials so we can ensure we're testing varities in real conditions our growers face. In 2015, our Proven Performance Trials included over 100 field-scale, producer-managed canola sites. These allow our retail network to confidently recommend the right variety to their customers."