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Flea beetle-resistant canola in the works

May 21, 2013, Saskatoon, SK - Scientists at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Saskatoon Research Centre say they have developed the first crucifer flea beetle-resistant strand of canola.

Commonly known as hairy canola, the genetically modified plant has hair-like fibers that naturally ward off flea beetles that try to feed on it.

See the video here: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1316098462313&lang=eng