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20 New Canola Lines For 2012

A total of 20 new canola varieties are offered for the 2012 growing season. In this year s line up is a variety resistant to clubroot and two lines tolerant to sclerotinia, as well top yielders and specialty canolas. All information listed here is provided by the company listed as the distributor.

BAYER CROPSCIENCE

InVigor L120is a LibertyLink hybrid that yielded 134 per cent of checks 46A65/Q2 in 2009/2010 WCC/RRC co-op trials. L120 is rated as resistant to blackleg, and is an early maturing hybrid earmarked as a replacement for InVigor 5020. Seed availability is listed as limited for 2012. All varieties listed here are developed by Bayer CropScience.

InVigor L135Cis a LibertyLink hybrid with clubroot resistance that yielded 138 per cent of checks 46A65/Q2 in 2010 WCC/ RRC co-op trials. Rated as resistant to blackleg, L135C also offers early maturity. Seed supplies are limited to areas in Alberta with confirmed clubroot presence.

InVigor L170Sis a LibertyLink hybrid with sclerotinia tolerance that yielded 137 per cent of checks 46A65/Q2 in 2010 WCC/ RRC co-op trials. L170S is rated as resistant to blackleg, and is a later maturing hybrid. Seed availability is listed as limited for 2012.

BRETTYOUNG

5535 CL hybridis a new early maturing variety well suited to the short and mid season growing zones. 4435 CL yielded 127 per cent of 46A65/Q2 in 2008 and 2009 Co-op trials on average, but managed a 148 per cent in the short season zone. The variety offers an R rating to blackleg and seed supplies are listed as good for 2012. This variety was bred by DL Seeds and is distributed by BrettYoung.

CANTERRA SEEDS

CANTERRA 1990is a GENRR hybrid, with an R rating for blackleg. This variety, developed by DL Seeds, yielded 103 per cent of InVigor 5440 and is the highest yielding of Canterra s varieties. Seed supply is listed as limited for 2012.

CANTERRA 1980is a GENRR hybrid well suited to all growing zones. Yielding 103 per cent of 45H29, this variety is rated as

CARGILL LIMITED

Cargill s VICTORY V12-1, a Roundup Ready hybrid, is the

DOW AGROSCIENCES

1012 RRis a Roundup Ready hybrid variety with yields of 115 per cent of NX4-105 RR. Developed by Dow AgroSciences and distributed through Richardson Pioneer, Viterra, LDM Foods and selected independent retailers, 1012 RR averages a higher net income than the above listed check, has excellent standability, is resistant to blackleg and is grown under contract. Seed supply is listed as good for 2012.

1014 RRis a Roundup Ready hybrid variety with yields of 114 per cent of NX4-105 RR and is resistant to blackleg. Distributed through Richardson Pioneer, Viterra, LDM Foods and selected independent retailers, 1014 RR has excellent standability and averages a higher net income than the above listed check. Seed supplies are listed as good for 2012. Grown under contract.

2012 CLis a Clearfield hybrid that yields 107 per cent of NX4- 205 CL. 2012 CL has an MR rating to blackleg, displays excellent lodging resistance and averages a higher net return per acre than the above listed check. Grown under contract, seed supplies are listed as good for 2012. Contracts are available through Richardson Pioneer, Viterra, LDM Foods and selected independent retailers.

2014 CLis a Clearfield hybrid that yields 103 per cent of NX4- 205 CL. 2012 CL has an MR rating to blackleg, displays excellent lodging resistance and averages a higher net return per acre than the above listed check. Grown under contract, seed supplies are listed as good for 2012. Contracts are available through Richardson Pioneer, Viterra, LDM Foods and selected independent retailers.

MONSANTO

DEKALB 73-75 RRis a GENRR hybrid that yields 103 per cent of InVigor 5440 and has an R rating for blackleg. Developed and distributed by Monsanto, 73-75 has a good all-around agronomic package and good vigour with a slightly earlier maturity to DEKALB 72-65 RR. Seed supply is listed as limited for 2012.

DEKALB 73-15 RRis a GENRR hybrid that yields 106 per cent of 73-35 RR and has an MR rating for blackleg. Developed and distributed by Monsanto, 73-15 has high yield potential with a maturity of 1.3 days earlier than 73-35 RR. Seed supply is listed as limited for 2012.

PIONEER HI-BRED

45H31is a Roundup Ready variety that yields 129.4 per cent of 46A65/Q2, is resistant to blackleg and exhibits great standability and harvestability. Available through Pioneer Hi-Bred sales reps, seed supply is listed as good for 2012.

46S53is a Roundup Ready variety that also offers resistant to sclerotinia. Yield is rated as 121.8 per cent of 46A65/Q2. 46S53 is resistant to blackleg and exhibits improved standability and sclerotinia resistance over 45S51. Available through Pioneer Hi-Bred sales reps, seed supply is listed as limited for 2012.

46H75is a Clearfield variety that yields 129.8 per cent of 46A65/Q2, is resistant to blackleg and exhibits early growth and great standability. Available through Pioneer Hi-Bred sales reps, seed supply is listed as limited for 2012.

D3153is a Roundup Ready variety that yields 126.9 per cent of 46A65/Q2, is resistant to blackleg, and combines exceptional standability with its yeild potential. Seed supply is rated as excellent for 2012 and is available through DuPont at Federated Co-op and select independent retailers.

SECAN

Fusionis a Roundup Ready composite hybrid yielding 123 per cent of 46A65/Q2. Developed by DL Seeds and distributed through SeCan, Fusion has an R rating for blackleg and an affordable seed price. Seed supplies are listed as limited for 2012.

AC Synergyis a synthetic conventional Polish canola, yielding 117 per cent of Polish canola checks. Developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and distributed through SeCan, AC Synergy matures two weeks ahead of Argentine canola and offers a significant yield advantage over open pollinated Polish canola. Seed supplies are listed as limited for 2012.

VITERRA

VT 500 Gis a GENRR hybrid rated to yield 107 per cent of 45H21. Rated as resistant to both blackleg and fusarium wilt, maturity is rated at equal to or one day later than the check. VT 500 G has medium maturity and is suited to all growing zones with excellent standability and lodging resistance. Seed availability is listed as excellent for 2012.

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