Proven Performance Trials 2014 - Page 4

2014 LPC Yield & Agronomic ratings Mid to Long season hybrids DISTRIBUTOR NAME AGRONOMIC STANDABILITY (1-5, 5=flat) DAYS TO FLOWER DAYS TO MATURITY HEIGHT (IN.) BLACKLEG RATING Dekalb DK 74-44 BL √ 2.1 45.2 94.2 45.7 R Proven Seed / CPS PV 533 G New 1.5 45.8 94.2 49.2 R Proven Seed / CPS VR 9562 GC 1.9 45.8 93.9 50.8 R Proven Seed / CPS PV 530 G 1.5 46.1 94.4 51.2 MR Proven Seed / CPS VT 500 G 1.2 46.9 94.9 50.0 R Proven Seed / CPS VR 9561 GS 2.1 46.1 94.6 48.4 R LSD* = 2.7% Short season hybrids DISTRIBUTOR AGRONOMIC NAME STANDABILITY (1-5, 5=flat) DAYS TO FLOWER DAYS TO MATURITY HEIGHT (IN.) BLACKLEG RATING Dekalb DK 73-15 RR √ 2.4 43.6 92.2 43.7 MR Proven Seed / CPS PV 531 G New 1.6 45.5 93.5 49.2 R Proven Seed / CPS PV 532 G New 1.6 46.1 93.3 48.0 R LSD* = 2.7% *LSD indicates the Level of Significant Difference. Local Performance Checks A hybrid that is within 2.7% of another hybrid is not considered significantly different in the 2014 data. Short season hybrids 100.0 80.0 60.0 40.0 20.0 0.0 DK 73-15 RR (✓) LSD ( ) = 2.7% PV 531 G PV 532 G % of Check in Western Can. CPS Performance Checks Summary • 2014 was a more challenging canola growing season than 2013 and certain hybrids performed better under the adverse co nditions. • Hybrids with lower standability ratings are typically easier and faster to swath. This can lead to time savings in the field, and the ability to manage acres more effectively and efficiently. • Yield potential can be maximized by selecting the right hybrids for the farm based on genetic potential, standability, days to flower and maturity. • Enviromental factors cannot be controlled, only managed. Seeding a variety of high-yielding hybrids increases the likelihood of attaining optimum returns.