New oilseed variety for brown and dark brown soil zones

WINNIPEG, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Western Canadian canola growers in the brown and 
dark brown soil zones have a new Brassica juncea hybrid for the 2013 season. 
Viterra Inc. introduced the first XCEED(®) Hybrid, VT X121 CL with the 
Clearfield(®) trait this year, allowing growers to grow canola in areas less 
suited for traditional napus varieties, with significantly improved yield 
potential over previous open-pollinated juncea varieties. 
"The new Clearfield Brassica juncea hybrid produces canola-quality oil but is 
more hardy than traditional canola. It offers unique characteristics such as 
increased drought and heat tolerance, reduced green seed and increased pod 
shatter resistance, which makes it a superior candidate for straight cutting," 
says Harley House, Clearfield Crops Brand Manager, BASF Canada. 
XCEED Hybrid, VT X121 CL is the first Clearfield juncea hybrid from the 
Viterra Research and Development program that will allow growers to utilize 
the Clearfield production system for canola. The system offers several 
Clearfield herbicides, including new ARES(®), for weed control and 
AgCelence™ yield benefits from HEADLINE(®) fungicide. 
ARES provides flushing weed control of shallow-germinating weeds and 
broad-spectrum control on grass and broadleaf weeds, including cleavers and 
wild buckwheat, while HEADLINE delivers a high level of disease control and 
AgCelence benefits for enhanced yields. 
"With the minimal precipitation the brown and dark brown soil zones can get 
each growing season, the new Clearfield Brassica juncea hybrid offers improved 
drought and heat tolerance, reduced green seed and increased pod shatter 
resistance while delivering higher yields," says House. 
For more information on XCEED Hybrid, VT X121 CL, visit or for 
the Clearfield Production System for canola, visit 
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Clearfield and ARES are registered trade-marks of BASF Agrochemical Products 
B.V.; AgCelence is a trade-mark of BASF SE; and HEADLINE is a registered 
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XCEED(®) is a registered trademark of Viterra Inc. 
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Harley House BASF Canada Inc. (204) 985-1887 
Natalie Little-Rowe ON Communication Inc. (519) 434-1365 x 236 
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