Monsanto plans launch of TruFlex canola

Top Crop Manager
Monday, 14 May 2018
By Top Crop Manager
Monsanto Canada has plans to commercialize TruFlex canola with Roundup Ready Technology in 2019.

TruFlex canola will be Monsanto’s next-generation canola trait and Monsanto’s first new biotech trait in canola since Roundup Ready canola was introduced to Canadian growers in 1996. TruFlex canola will serve as the base platform on which all future Monsanto pipeline traits in canola will be stacked.

TruFlex canola will be part of an improved canola system designed for a range of growing conditions. The company says TruFlex will offer farmers several benefits, including improved control of tough weeds, flexibility in spray rates and timing and higher yield potential through genetics.
 
TruFlex canola will also allow farmers the option to apply Roundup WeatherMAX in-crop at a rate of 1.33 litres/acre for a single application or 0.67 litres/acre for two applications, controlling 24 new weed species. 

Stewarded plot trials and field demonstrations will take place at several locations across Western Canada in 2018 to allow farmers to see the performance of TruFlex canola in the field.  

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada granted full food, feed and environmental safety approval of TruFlex canola in June 2012 and the product has been approved for import in several export markets. Import approval from China is pending.  

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Subscription Centre

 
New Subscription
 
Already a Subscriber
 
Customer Service
 
View Digital Magazine

Latest Events

CropSmart
Fri Jan 18, 2019 @ 8:50am - 05:00pm
FarmSmart
Sat Jan 19, 2019 @ 9:00am - 05:00pm
Manitoba Ag Days
Tue Jan 22, 2019 @ 9:00am - 05:00pm
Ag Women MB - Ag Days Breakfast & Panel
Wed Jan 23, 2019 @ 7:30am - 09:00am
Women in Grains Business Workshop
Thu Jan 24, 2019 @ 9:00am - 03:00pm

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.