By now, you should have heard about the exciting new canola system launching in Canada this year. TruFlex™ canola with Roundup Ready® Technology maximizes yield potential by using elite germplasm combined with a second-generation glyphosate-tolerant trait that provides a wider spray window and broader flexibility over glyphosate application rates. This leads to superior weed control and ultimately better yields.Read More
There are several things to consider when deciding on the right canola variety for your farm. Some place higher priority on shatter tolerance whereas others look more closely at disease resistance, or herbicide tolerance, or contract premium options. The decisive factor for most is what trait, or combination thereof, will allow them to reach their yield aspirations and ultimately give them the best return on investment. Here are some things to consider when looking at each of these variety characteristics:Read More
When canola growers see the clubroot situation in central Alberta, a reasonable question that many likely ask themselves is how do I avoid that?Read More
WINNIPEG, MB – CANTERRA SEEDS is excited to announce CS2600 CR-T will be available to Western Canadian farmers for 2019 spring planting.Read More
The Rapid Spread of Clubroot
Clubroot is a soil-borne disease that affects cruciferous crops. Most importantly for Western Canadian farmers, it causes galls to grow on the roots of canola plants, choking out nutrients from the plant, ultimately killing it. Since the disease was found in Alberta in 2003, it has continued to spread across the Prairies.Read More
CANTERRA SEEDS is excited to announce we have expanded our Clearfield® contracting opportunities for the upcoming season.
CS2500 CL and CS2200 CL can be contracted at Bunge and Viterra locations.Read More
All canola growers are aware of blackleg but its impact can sometimes be under-estimated. Although genetic resistance and general understanding of the disease has improved in recent years, there were still some significant gaps that made it difficult to manage the disease with any precision. ‘Grow an ‘R’ rated variety and you should be fine’ used to be the best standard recommendation when it came to variety selection. Fortunately, now there are more tools that are available to growers that are better at keeping the disease in check, to realize even bigger gains.Read More
Recently, InVigor canola sent a marketing piece to farmers in Western Canada. It looked like this:
Inside there are summaries of their Demonstration Strip Trial (DST) trials from 2017, including comparisons of CS2000, the clubroot resistant hybrid from CANTERRA SEEDS.
It's not surprising that BASF sees CS2000 as the hybrid to beat. It's been a top product in the clubroot region of Alberta since its launch. The combination of yield, maturity and unique disease resistance simply cannot be beat.
But when we take a closer look at the yield data they included, we are concerned about the way CS2000 is being represented.Read More
Canola harvest will be happening soon, and farmers are looking for ways to get as much of their crop in the bin as possible. The traditional approach to accomplish this has been to swath at 60% seed colour change (SCC). Any earlier, and you could lose yield, any later and you can also lose yield – seems like a pretty narrow window! But as many growers can attest, this 60% rule is more art than science. Read More