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 www.viterra.com or for
the Clearfield Production System for canola, visit www.clearfield.ca/canola.
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