FP Genetics and Paterson Grain partner on Brasetto fall rye
By Top Crop Manager
July 22, 2014 - FP Genetics is partnering with Paterson Grain in a demonstration program for Brasetto hybrid fall rye that was registered last week.
FP Genetics' breeding partner, German-based KWS, is the leading rye breeder in the world. They have provided FP Genetics with the first viable cereal hybrid registered in Canada.
According to a news release, Brasetto demonstrates 20-25 per cent higher yield than the check variety, and has winter hardiness that is better than other fall cereals such as winter wheat. Rod Merryweather, CEO of FP Genetics, says, "On top of the increased yields, we're finding excellent quality and uniformity, so we believe there will be lots of interest from growers and buyers alike."
The new demonstration partnership will see several hybrid rye fields planted in the fall of 2014. Production from those fields will be delivered through Paterson Grain to end use grain customers, who will mill the products to determine suitability for their product portfolio.