Proven Performance Trials 2017 - Page 2

CPS Local Performance Checks Managed by the CPS Research and Development team, Local Performance Checks (LPC) are used to provide data reference points for field agronomists and producers. Each site is a small plot site with replicated trials. All varieties on each site are seeded the same day and receive identical treatments of fertilizer, seed treatment, herbicides and fungicides. Local sites include Alberta Ellerslie Lone Pine Neapolis St. Albert Vegreville Vulcan Saskatchewan Allan Lake Lenore Marquis Rosetown Rosthern Vanscoy Manitoba Killarney Neepawa Rosebank Thornhill Watrous Harvestability Harvest timing and management are important considerations for growers, especially for shatter-prone crops like canola. CPS is proud to offer canola hybrid options with leading harvest management features including excellent standability and pod shatter reduction. Plant architecture, erect stance and height all affect how easy the canola crop is to cut and combine. Standability is the result of plant breeder selection coupled with the influence of balanced fertility, agronomic management and the environment. Selecting varieties with standability ratings and heights that suit a grower’s harvest needs will allow for a faster harvest, a better anchored swath and the potential for more snow capture. A leading solution for growers considering harvest management options is PV 560 GM. Developed and bred for pod shatter reduction and even maturity, this Genuity ® Roundup Ready ® hybrid is powered by Pioneer Protector ® HarvestMax technology, and offers a wider window of harvest and more pods filled for higher yield potential. PV 560 GM PV 540 G PV 585 GC PV 531 G PV 581 GC PV 590 GCS PV 533 G PV 200 CL Standability (1-5, 5=flat) 1.7 1.5 1.1 1.5 1.8 2.2 1.5 2.2 Height (cm) 117 110 104 111 115 111 112 100 2017 CPS Local Performance Checks 17 locations, 28 trials, 84 replicates STANDABILITY RATING (1 = Upright; 5 = Flat) 1.0 2.0 3.0 Flowering and Maturity The benefits of a range of flowering and maturity dates include a reduction of risk for heat blasting, frost damage, insect damage and fungal infection as well as improved ability to plan and maximize efficiency at harvest. Although early or late flowering varieties do not necessarily mature earlier or later given the year, seeding varieties with a range of flowering and maturity dates will: • Spread out the summer flowering period (a sensitive time for yield development and sclerotinia risk) • Spread out the work load (fungicide applications, swath timing and harvest) CPS has a wide selection of hybrids with a range of flowering and maturity dates. PV 590 GCS PV 533 G PV 531 G PV 560 GM PV 200 CL PV 540 G PV 581 GC PV 585 GC Days to Flower 47.9 47.8 48.1 48.7 48.0 49.1 49.6 51.0 Days to Maturity 91.4 91.5 91.5 91.5 91.7 93.3 93.6 95.0 2017 CPS Local Performance Checks 17 locations, 28 trials, 84 replicates 2