By Blair McClinton P.Ag.
Breeders are once again introducing new canola varieties, releasing commercial quantities for the 2017 growing season. The respective seed companies have provided the following material to Top Crop Manager for informational purposes. Growers are encouraged to consult third-party trials, such as the Canola Council of Canada’s Canola Performance Trials, for further information, and talk to local seed suppliers to find out how new varieties performed in local trials.
InVigor L230 is an early-maturing canola hybrid from Bayer that displays outstanding yield potential with exceptional lodging resistance. It yielded 103.9 per cent of the checks (InVigor 5440 and Pioneer 45H29) in the 2014/2015 Western Canada Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee (WCC/RCC) co-op trials. This new Evolution hybrid is ideal for growers who prefer an early maturing hybrid.
InVigor L233P is a new Evolution canola hybrid from Bayer, with the pod shatter reduction trait. This early-maturing, high-yielding hybrid provides greater harvest flexibility for growers who want help managing their day-to-day workload during the busy harvest season. It yielded 108.8 per cent of the checks (InVigor 5440 and Pioneer 45H29) in the 2014/2015 WCC/RCC co-op trials.
5545 CL is the newest addition to the BrettYoung Clearfield portfolio. It is rated resistant (R) for blackleg with mid-maturity. 5545 CL maintains 5525 CL’s agronomic profile with excellent standability and ease of harvest while making a significant step forward in yield. Initial results obtained from 2016 yield trials indicate performance of 5545 CL is exceeding that of registration trial data.
Also from BrettYoung is clubroot-resistant 6086 CR. It has intermediate tolerance to 5X and excellent tolerance to blackleg in a hybrid that yields well with mid-maturity. 6086 CR is more compact and slightly earlier than 6076 CR.
VICTORY V14-1 (Roundup Ready) is part of the Cargill Specialty Canola Program. It reaches yields of 110 per cent of 74-44 BL and 107 per cent of VICTORY 12-1, with a unique, multigenic blackleg and clubroot resistance package. VICTORY V14-1 has an exceptional standability and simplifies harvest management, offering bigger yields and higher returns.
1022 RR is a Roundup Ready canola hybrid from Dow AgroSciences, offering yield potential of 104 per cent of 1012 RR. It offers multigenic blackleg resistance along with excellent standability and harvestability.
2022 CL is a Clearfield canola hybrid from Dow AgroSciences that offers yield potential of 101 per cent of 2020 CL. It has multigenic blackleg resistance and can be considered for straight cutting.
1024 RR is a Roundup Ready canola hybrid offered by Dow AgroSciences, with yield potential of 107 per cent of 1012 RR. It offers clubroot resistance and excellent standability and harvestability.
2024 CL is a Clearfield canola hybrid from Dow AgroSciences offering yield potential of 103 per cent of 2020 CL. It also has multigenic blackleg resistance and excellent standability and harvestability.
Also, new for 2017, all of Dow AgroSciences’ Nexera canola hybrids come standard with the Visivio seed treatment. Visivio counteracts early-season canola threats from insects – including striped and crucifer flea beetles – and a broad range of seed- and soil-borne diseases.
45M35 is a Genuity Roundup Ready canola hybrid from DuPont Pioneer. It contains the Pioneer Protector HarvestMax traits and offered a yield potential of 105.8 per cent of Pioneer hybrid 45H29 in 31 large-scale, straight cutting trials across Western Canada in 2015. It has a moderately resistant (MR) rating for blackleg and an R rating for Fusarium wilt. Pioneer Protector HarvestMax 45M35 (RR) reduces risk of harvest losses from pod shatter. It is available at all local Pioneer Hi-bred sales representatives across Western Canada.
Also from DuPont Pioneer is 45CS40 – a Genuity Roundup Ready canola hybrid that contains built-in Pioneer Protector Plus traits with resistance to both clubroot and sclerotinia. It had a yield potential of 99.8 per cent of Pioneer hybrid 45H29 in 52 large-scale, grower-managed trials across Western Canada in 2015. It is rated R for blackleg and Fusarium wilt. This new canola hybrid with the Pioneer Protector Plus traits has excellent early growth, very good standability ratings and high yield potential. It is available at all local Pioneer Hi-bred sales representatives across Western Canada.
75-65 RR is a new broad-acre canola hybrid from Dekalb with solid agronomics, excellent dry-down and improved pod integrity that offers the option of straight cutting. It has an R rating for blackleg and competitive yield performance (101.7 per cent of 45H33 in Dekalb’s field scale trials from 2011 to 2015).
Dekalb’s 75-45 RR is a new hybrid with a broad-acre fit, offering the unique combination of high yield potential and early maturity. It has an R rating for blackleg and was the highest yielding Dekalb canola hybrid in the 2015 Dekalb market development trials.
PV 540 G is a high-yielding and yield stable Genuity Roundup Ready canola hybrid from Proven Seed with a yield potential of 110 per cent of PV 530 G. It has world-class blackleg protection with a very strong R rating. PV 540 G has excellent standability and will perform across all geographies of Western Canada. It is available exclusively at Crop Production Services retails.
PV 560 GM from Proven Seed has built-in resistance to pod shatter and even maturity. It is a Genuity Roundup Ready canola hybrid powered by the Pioneer Protector HarvestMax trait and provides harvest flexibility for swathing or straight cut situations. Yield potential is 110 per cent of PV 530 G. PV 560 GM boasts excellent standability and a strong MR for blackleg. It is available exclusively at Crop Production Services retails.
PV 580 GC is the first true multigenic clubroot-resistant canola hybrid. A Genuity Roundup Ready hybrid from Proven Seed, it has a yield potential of 100 per cent of PV 530 G and an R rating for clubroot and blackleg. It is available in limited quantities exclusively at Crop Production Services retails.
PV 581 GC is a high-yielding clubroot-resistant Genuity Roundup Ready canola hybrid with Pioneer Protector clubroot resistance traits. With a yield potential of 112 per cent of PV 530 G and excellent standability, Proven Seed’s PV 581 GC is an exceptional tool for use within a responsible clubroot management rotation. It is available exclusively at Crop Production Services retails.
PV 590 GCS from Proven Seed is the first canola hybrid developed with excellent yield potential and resistance to both clubroot and sclerotinia. This Genuity Roundup Ready hybrid with Pioneer Protector Plus traits has a yield potential of 105 per cent of PV 530 G, an R rating for clubroot and blackleg and an MR rating to sclerotinia. It is available exclusively at Crop Production Services retails.
XCEED X122 CL is bred specifically for the brown and dark brown soil zones to better tolerate heat and drought. A Clearfield canola from Proven Seed, it is canola-quality brassica juncea with excellent standability and blackleg resistance, plus improved pod shatter resistance for better straight cut performance. It is available exclusively at Crop Production Services retails.
Syngenta’s SY4187 Genuity Roundup Ready canola hybrid includes clubroot resistance and multigenic blackleg resistance. It’s an exceptional yielding hybrid with good standability and is best suited for the mid-to long-season growing regions in Western Canada. SY4187 has demonstrated early-season vigour and stand establishment, covering the ground quickly to better handle flea beetle pressure and moisture stress.