What is new in canola?
By Bruce Barker
Companies continue to expand and improve hybrid canola choices with improved disease packages, shatter resistant canola and improved oil traits. Photo by Bruce Barker.
Top Crop Manager has assembled a list of new varieties and hybrids that are being introduced in commercial quantities for the 2015 growing season. The respective seed companies provide the information, and growers are encouraged to look at third party trials, such as the Canola Council of Canada’s Canola Performance Trials, for further performance and agronomic information. Talk to local seed suppliers to see how new varieties also performed in local trials.
InVigor L140P, with patented pod shatter reduction technology, offers growers excellent yield protection with greater harvest flexibility. In the 2013 Bayer Demonstration Strip Trials, straight cut InVigor L140P showed a seven per cent yield advantage over InVigor 5440 at normal swath timing.
InVigor L160S is your first line of defense against sclerotinia with its innovative sclerotinia tolerant trait technology – without sacrificing yield. This hybrid combines excellent standability, enhanced blackleg resistance and all the benefits of the LibertyLink system.
6064 RR is the latest addition to Brett Young’s performance Genuity Roundup Ready portfolio. Superior standability and harvest results make it a top end performer. It is 0.7 days earlier than our 6060 RR. It is rated R for blackleg and came through the co-op trials with the equivalent of a 138 per cent index over 6060 RR’s 134 per cent. 6064 RR is available from BrettYoung retailers in 2015.
BrettYoung will open a new seed coating and treating facility in the fall of 2014. Located in Winnipeg, the facility features the latest equipment and process technologies to effectively apply treatments, nutrients and polymer coatings to their seed products. The plant will be fully computer controlled and automated from seed storage through to packaging, for high throughput yet precise control of the treatment process. The building, equipment and processes have also been designed to meet the latest standards for safe pesticide storage and application.
New Victory V-Class V22-1 hybrid is a Genuity Roundup Ready canola hybrid that achieves yields of 110 per cent of Victory v2045 or 97 per cent of the new co-op checks 5440 and 45H29. R rating, V22-1 has a unique multi-genic, blackleg resistance package providing strong, durable protection against a wide range of blackleg races, and also has R rating for Fusarium wilt. V22-1 is available as part of the 2015 Cargill Specialty Canola Program that delivers higher yields, higher returns in a simple program.
Cargill is also growing its presence in Clavet, Sask. Construction is underway at the canola crushing facility for a state-of-the-art refinery, creating a major hub of food-oil processing and distribution. It will have the capacity to refine one billion pounds annually, making it the largest Cargill refinery in North America. The products that the refinery will produce will include Refined Commodity Canola Oil, Refined Specialty Canola Oil and Refined Blended Oil. These products will be used in foodservice or in food applications.
The company says the decision to add the refinery was driven by customers’ needs. Cargill is investing in new solutions and assets that meet market demands and other business goals that strengthen the food value chain, and Cargill believes they can be the best partner for these customers.
Monsanto Canada canola breeding initiative
Monsanto Canada continues to work on registration for TruFlex Roundup Ready canola – the company’s next generation canola trait. When commercially available, it will maximize yield potential for farmers while providing unprecedented weed control and significantly increased application flexibility, all with excellent crop safety.
TruFlex Roundup Ready canola will enable a farmer to apply Roundup WeatherMAX herbicide in-crop at 1.33 L/ac for a single application or 0.67 L/ac for two applications – twice the rate of current technologies. This will provide more effective and consistent control of both annual weeds and tough-to-control perennials, and control over a much wider spectrum of weeds including yellow foxtail, biennial wormwood and common milkweed. The application window for applying Roundup WeatherMAX herbicide will extend past the six-leaf stage all the way to the first flower – approximately 10 to 14 days longer than current technology.
Nexera 2020 CL is a Clearfield hybrid with a yield potential of 108 per cent of the commodity Clearfield check. With Nexera’s strongest disease package yet, this variety has an R rating for clubroot, blackleg and Fusarium wilt. Nexera 2020 CL has a high profit potential and is a top performer in standability and ease of harvest. Available at your local Nexera retailer.
New for the 2015 season, Dow AgroSciences is offering the opportunity to grow Nexera canola without a production contract. The Nexera Flexibility Agreement will allow growers to obtain Nexera canola seed contract-free with the marketing flexibility to sell the canola as a commodity product, or if demand exists, sell to one of five contracting companies for the Omega-9 premium. Visit healthierprofits.ca or contact your Dow AgroSciences sales representative for more information.
45S56 is a Roundup Ready canola hybrid that contains the built-in Pioneer Protector sclerotinia resistant trait with a yield potential of 99 per cent of Pioneer hybrid 45S54 in 73 large-scale Proving Ground trials across Western Canada in 2013. It has an MR rating for blackleg and R for Fusarium wilt. 45S56 has great yield potential and very good standability. Available from all DuPont Pioneer sales representatives across Western Canada.
45H33 is a Roundup Ready hybrid that contains the built-in Pioneer Protector clubroot resistant trait with a yield potential of 101 per cent of Pioneer hybrid 45H29 in 56 large-scale Proving Ground trials across Western Canada in 2013. It has an R rating for Blackleg and Fusarium wilt. 45H33 has excellent early growth and yield potential. Available from all DuPont Pioneer sales representatives across Western Canada.
45H76 is a Clearfield canola hybrid with a yield potential of 102 per cent of Pioneer hybrid 45H73 in 27 large-scale Proving Ground trials across Western Canada in 2013. It has an R rating for blackleg and Fusarium wilt. 45H33 has excellent early growth and yield potential. Available from all DuPont Pioneer sales representatives across Western Canada.
43E03 is a Roundup Ready canola hybrid with a yield potential of 104 per cent of Pioneer hybrid 43E02 in 39 large-scale Proving Ground trials across Western Canada in 2013. It has an MR rating for blackleg and an R rating for Fusarium wilt. 43E03 is a very early maturity hybrid with excellent yield potential. Available from all DuPont Pioneer sales representatives across Western Canada.
D3155C is a D-Series Roundup Ready hybrid that contains the built-in Pioneer Protector clubroot resistant trait with a yield potential of 103 per cent of average of the industry checks in DuPont Pioneer research trials from 2012 and 2013. It has an R rating for blackleg and Fusarium wilt. D3155C has excellent early growth and yield potential. Available at select independent and co-op retails across Western Canada.
PV 531 G is a new, earlier maturing Genuity Roundup Ready canola hybrid. PV 531 G offers competitive yields, world-class standability and an R rating for blackleg. Available through Proven Seed at CPS retail locations.
PV 532 G is a new, early maturing Genuity Roundup Ready hybrid with competitive yields, excellent standability and an R rating for blackleg. Available through Proven Seed at CPS retail locations.
SY4135 is a Genuity Roundup Ready canola hybrid selected through rigorous field trialling. This mid-season hybrid is rated R (resistant) for blackleg, and is a competitive option for growers looking for a solid return on investment. SY4135 flowers earlier, matures quicker and yields competitively compared to industry checks. SY4135 is available for 2015 seeding. Available from Syngenta dealers.
SY4114 is a mid-season Genuity Roundup Ready canola hybrid that offers high yield potential and fits well across all growing regions of Western Canada. Rated R for blackleg, SY4114 has demonstrated strong yield performance and very good standability versus industry checks in large-scale trials conducted across the Prairies in 2013. SY4114 is available for 2015 seeding. Available from Syngenta dealers.
SY4157 from Syngenta is a new, high-yielding Genuity Roundup Ready canola hybrid, rated R for blackleg. SY4157 is best suited for mid- to long-season growing zones across Western Canada. In extensive public and private trials, SY4157 consistently demonstrated excellent early-season vigour, strong blackleg resistance and good lodging scores. SY4157 is available in limited quantities for 2015 seeding. Available from Syngenta dealers.