Farmers shopping around for canola seed for next spring are spoiled for choice. We’ve rounded up a list of 18 new varieties hitting the market for the first time in 2017. These 18 come in addition to the high-yielding varieties we’ve already been seeing in western Canadian fields for the past decade.
This roundup of new varieties includes seed with pod shatter reduction for farmers who want to straight cut, and new clubroot-resistance packages for growers in infected areas. New varieties also come with higher yields. The future of canola crops is looking bright (yellow).
This list is organized alphabetically. Remember, we’ve only included those varieties that are new for 2017.
Early-maturing InVigor L230 displays outstanding yield potential with exceptional lodging resistance. This NEW Evolution hybrid is ideal for growers who prefer an early-maturing hybrid. InVigor L230 yielded 103.9 per cent of checks (InVigor 5440 and Pioneer 45H29) in 2014-15 WCC/RCC trials. Standability is Strong to Very Strong; rated R for blackleg; LibertyLink.
Bayer is pleased to announce a NEW Evolution hybrid with the pod shatter reduction trait, InVigor L233P. 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. InVigor L233P yielded 108.8 per cent of the checks (InVigor 5440 and Pioneer 45H29) in 2014-15 WCC/RCC trials. Standability is Srong; rated R for blackleg; LibertyLink and pod shatter reduction.
BrettYoung 5545 CL:
BrettYoung 6086 CR:
6086 CR is clubroot resistant with intermediate tolerance to 5X along with excellent tolerance to blackleg in a hybrid that yields well with mid-maturity, and is more compact and slightly earlier than 6076 CR. 6086 CR has excellent standability.
V14-1 (Roundup Ready) is a breakthrough hybrid. Part of the Cargill Specialty Canola Program, V14-1 delivers high-performance, reaching yields of 110 per cent of 74-44 BL and 107 per cent of VICTORY 12-1. VICTORY V14-1 is clubroot resistant and has a unique multi-genic blackleg resistance package. It has exceptional standability and simplifies harvest management offering bigger yields and higher returns. Contact your Cargill representative or independent dealer, or visit victorycanola.com.
PV 560 GM:
PV 560 has built-in resistance to pod shatter plus even maturity. It is a Genuity Roundup Ready 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, excellent standability and a strong MR for blackleg. Available exclusively at Crop Production Services retails.
PV 581 GC:
PV 581 GC is a new high-yielding clubroot resistant Genuity Roundup Ready hybrid with Pioneer Protector clubroot resistance traits. With a yield potential of 112 per cent of PV 530 G plus excellent standability, PV 581 GC is an exceptional tool for use within a responsible clubroot management rotation. Available exclusively at Crop Production Services retails.
PV 590 GCS:
PV 590 GCS is a yield leading canola hybrid developed with resistance to both clubroot and sclerotinia. A Genuity Roundup Ready hybrid with Pioneer Protector Plus traits, it has a yield potential of 105 per cent of PV 530 G, an R rating for clubroot and blackleg and an MR for sclerotinia. Available exclusively at Crop Production Services retails.
PV 540 G:
PV 540 G is a high yielding and yield stable Genuity Roundup Ready 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. Available exclusively at Crop Production Services retails.
PV 580 GC:
PV 580 GC is the first true multi-genic clubroot-resistant canola hybrid and offers the best clubroot protection package available. A Genuity Roundup Ready hybrid from Proven Seed, PV 580 GC has a yield potential of 100 per cent of PV 530 G and an R rating for clubroot and blackleg. Available in limited quantities exclusively at Crop Production Services retails.
XCEED X122 CL
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. Available exclusively at Crop Production Services retails.
76-65 RR is a new broad-acre hybrid with solid agronomics, excellent dry-down and improved pod integrity that offers the option for straight cutting. It has an R-rating for blackleg and competitive yield performance (101.7 per cent of 45H33 in 2011-15 DEKALB Field Scale Trials).
75-45 RR is a new hybrid with a broad-acre fit, offering the unique combination of high yield potential with early maturity. It has an R-rating for blackleg and was the highest yielding DEKALB canola hybrid in the 2015 DEKALB Market Development Trials.
Nexera 1024 RR:
A new generation of Nexera canola, the 1024 Roundup Ready hybrid offers improved profitability for 2017. 1024 RR offers improved yield potential, clubroot resistance as well as excellent standability and harvestability. This hybrid is well suited to the mid- and long-season growing zones in Western Canada.
Nexera 2024 CL:
The 2024 Clearfield hybrid offers improved profitability for 2017. 2024 CL offers improved yield potential, multi-genic blackleg resistance as well as excellent standability and pod-shatter resistance, and can be considered for straight cutting. This hybrid is well suited to the mid- and long-season growing zones in Western Canada.
45M35 is a Genuity Roundup Ready canola hybrid that contains the built-in Pioneer Protector HarvestMax traits. It is very high yielding with moderate resistance to blackleg and resistant to fusarium wilt. This hybrid offers the benefit of reduced pod shatter because it contains the Pioneer Protector HarvestMax traits. Pioneer hybrid 45M35 gives the grower the benefit of harvest flexibility as you can straight cut or swath this hybrid with excellent results.
45CS40 is a Genuity Roundup Ready canola hybrid that contains built-in Pioneer Protector Plus traits with resistance to both clubroot and sclerotinia, providing protection from clubroot and more than 60 per cent reduction in sclerotinia.
Both of these canola hybrids have excellent early growth with very good standability and exceptional yield potential and are available at all local Pioneer Hi-bred sales representatives across Western Canada.
SY4187 is the second clubroot-resistant hybrid from Syngenta. It delivers an exceptional agronomic package, which includes clubroot resistance, multi-genic blackleg resistance and tremendous yield potential giving growers a hybrid that will deliver a promising return on their seed investment. For local yield results and additional information, visit syngenta.ca.