Proven Performance Trials 2017 - Page 5

2017 Proven Performance Trials The CPS Field Performance Check (FPC) and Fieldscale Retail Demonstration (FRD) programs have been featuring varieties and collecting data since 2009 to give producers and CPS agronomists local results under local conditions in a field scale format. All sites were producer-managed using field scale equipment. All hybrids within the field were seeded on the same date and treated with the same fertilizer, herbicides and fungicides. Harvest timing was based on variety maturity. Yields were measured by weigh wagon or by yield monitors, which were calibrated prior to harvest. 123 napus field trials and demos were seeded, in 2017. Yield Yield % of PV 540 G 2017 was a mixed bag across the Prairies. Precipitation was extremely variable with areas of drought and areas of excess moisture, which impacted yield significantly. Several large wind events were recorded, making the value of a pod shatter resistant variety apparent in those trials. PV 590 GCS 18 trials PV 581 GC 49 trials PV 560 GM 20 trials PV 533 G 15 trials PV 530 G CPS would like to thank all the producers who cooperated in the 2017 Proven Performance Trials program. 6 trials PV 540 G 64 trials 90% 95% 100% 105% Comparison of yield on 64 FPC trials using PV 540 G as the check 2017 Proven Performance Trials by location TRIAL 75-45 RR Alberta Balzac Boyle Carseland Coaldale Coaldale Forestburg Forestburg High River Innisfree Irma Iron Springs Leduc Okotoks Penhold Red Deer Rockyford Rosalind Rosalind Rosedale Vegreville Vegreville Vermilion Westlock Westlock FRD FRD FPC FRD FRD FPC FPC FPC FRD FRD FRD FPC FPC FRD FPC FRD FPC FPC FRD FPC FPC FPC FPC FPC 74-44 BL 75-42 CR PV 533 G 49.20 62.30 67.40 55.00 56.40 75.30 76.40 26.80 PV 540 G PV 560 GM PV 580 GC PV 581 GC PV 585 GC PV 590 GCS 58.60 44.20 58.20 66.60 60.00 64.90 79.10 75.00 27.00 54.70 58.00 45.13 42.10 56.60 59.90 51.26 63.20 63.20 28.90 53.90 57.20 59.00 51.44 50.52 56.50 50.40 61.70 55.80 48.20 44.70 46.20 52.40 51.50 51.50 48.00 63.80 60.00 70.80 51.30 48.60 65.40 62.60 52.10 40.20 40.20 64.50 75.30 56.90 56.70 58.10 56.40 67.10 53.90 57.60 60.00 66.10 68.90 53.20 57.20 57.80 65.00 46.40 56.10 55.39 46.50 74.30 54.30 75.40 42.30 51.20 25.90 71.90 27.40 66.50 73.90 57.00 30.70 FPC = Field Performance Check FRD = Fieldscale Retail Demonstrations 5