Disease Resistance


Defeat devastating diseases with VICTORY® canola. Our top-of-the-line hybrids provide polygenic blackleg resistance and resistance to the most common clubroot pathotypes, helping you reduce risk while maximizing your yields and return on investment.




When it comes to minimizing blackleg risk, it pays to choose the right canola hybrids. All of our VICTORY® hybrids come equipped with a durable, polygenic blackleg resistance package which consists of multiple genes, with combinations of major and minor genes, providing protection at every growth stage from seedling to adult.


When it comes to minimizing blackleg risk, it pays to choose the right canola hybrids. All our VICTORY® Hybrids have been developed with a unique polygenic blackleg resistance package that:

  • Offers industry-leading resistance as a result of its polygenic properties.
  • Provides powerful, durable protection from a wider range of blackleg species.
  • Helps protect your yields and profits.

Major gene resistance protects your crops at the seedling stage, but that's not enough. Fortunately, polygenic resistance contains both major and minor genes, ensuring your canola crops are protected from disease throughout every stage of their growth - all the way from seedling to adult plant. Even under high disease pressure, our VICTORY® Hybrids give you the highest level of yield protection and control.

Label Group Genes
V14-1 CE1 Rlm3, Rlm4, QTL
V12-3 E1 Rlm4, QTL
V12-1 E1 Rlm4, QTL
V24-1 CE1 Rlm3, Rlm4, QTL
V33-1CL CE1 Rlm3, Rlm4, QTL
* Rlm3, Rlm4 = major genes, QTL = minor genes


WHEN: The best time to check is from pod setting until swathing. The closer to swathing, the easier it is to detect.

WHAT: Look for stem lesions (a white-gray center possibly including tiny hard, black bodies plus a dark border) and cankers at the base. Stem cankers can cause premature lodging in severe cases.

HOW: Pull up a plant and clip stem just below ground level. Each stem is evaluated based on the discoloration of its cross section. If there’s no discoloration, your plant is blackleg free. Go to canolawatch.org for guides on judging the severity of infections.


SCOUT: Check your fields at harvest time and look for signs of blackleg.

SELECT: Choose the right hybrids for strong blackleg resistance and peace of mind.

ROTATE: Regularly change the fields in which you plant canola.

LENGTHEN: Expand your rotations to three or four years, to help reduce blackleg risk and control volunteers in non-canola years.

For more best practices, visit canolawatch.org.

Download the spec sheet here.


Don't let clubroot rob your crop of vital nutrients or your business of critical progress. Count on VICTORY® to deliver clubroot resistance, so you can grow with confidence knowing your profits are protected.

The VICTORY lineup gives you options, offering clubroot resistance to the most common clubroot pathotypes, in four high-performing hybrids.

Choosing a clubroot resistant hybrid is one component of a smart clubroot management plan - which should also include equipment sanitation and field rotations. To learn more about best practices for managing clubroot on your farm visit clubroot.ca.

VICTORY® V14-1, V24-1, V25-1T, and V12-3 were developed to be resistant to the predominant clubroot pathotypes identified in Western Canada: 2, 3, 5, 6, and 8. However in a commercial field environment there is potential for clubroot populations to exist or develop pathotypes of clubroot to which VICTORY® V14-1, V24-1, V25-1T, and V12-3 (and other clubroot-resistant canola varieties with similar resistance profiles) may be susceptible. Please follow integrated pert-management strategies to maximize the durability of genetic resistance in canola varieties. For detailed information on these strategies visit www.clubroot.ca.