DEKALB brand canola hybrids from Monsanto Canada registered
Mar. 28, 2012
Two new DEKALB brand canola hybrids, 74-44 BL and 74-47 CR, have received interim registration by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and will be available for sale in the spring of 2012.
74-44 BL offers a complete package combining excellent blackleg resistance with high yield performance and great harvestability. The key benefits demonstrated by 74-44 BL include:
• Multi-genic blackleg resistance against major Western Canadian blackleg races
• Resistance to pathogenic groups 2, 3, 4 and T
• Strong R rating to Blackleg (15.4% of Westar)
• Yield win rate of 75% versus 45H29
• Yield of 107% relative to 45H29 across 32 FACT Advancement sites
• Particularly strong in Alberta, yielding 110% of 45H29
"DEKALB 74-44 BL yields extremely well across Western Canada while providing solid blackleg protection with unique multi-genic blackleg resistance," said Arvel Lawson, DEKALB Agronomist based in Alberta. "Having multiple resistance genes from more than one source helps limit the risk of severe blackleg infections and associated yield losses. Farmers who integrate 74-44 BL into a sound agronomy program on-farm will be extremely pleased with both the yield and quality of their canola."
74-47 CR with excellent clubroot resistance, strong standability, and high yield potential, is an ideal choice for growers in high-risk clubroot areas. 74-47 CR demonstrated the following:
• Proven clubroot resistance to pathotypes 2, 3, 5, 6, and 8
• Strong R rating to blackleg (17.6% of Westar)
• Good early season vigour
• Great standability even in adverse weather conditions
• Win rate of 61% versus 45H29 across 33 FACT Advancement Trials
• Yield of 103% relative to 45H29 across 33 FACT Advancement Trials
"Both of these new canola hybrids offer strong agronomics and high yield performance while incorporating valuable breeding traits to enhance blackleg and clubroot resistance in the field. We are confident that both 74-44 BL and 74-47 CR will be among the top performing hybrids in 2012," said Patrick Comte, DEKALB Canola Business Manager.
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