BEATING BACK BLACKLEG
At Cargill, we’re pioneering scientific advances in genetic screening for resistance testing to help reduce your blackleg risk, safeguard your production and increase your peace of mind.
VICTORY® Polygenic Resistance
THE POLYGENIC DIFFERENCE
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.
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CHECKING YOUR CROP FOR INFECTION
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.
KEEPING BLACKLEG UNDER CONTROL
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 profits. Count on Cargill to deliver clubroot resistance, so you can grow with confidence and maximize your yields and returns.
VICTORY® V14-1 AND V12-3 RESIST DAMAGING CLUBROOT PATHOTYPES
The latest innovations from our industry-leading hybrids, VICTORY® V14-1 and V12-3 feature a breeding trait that delivers valuable clubroot resistance.
- Developed to be resistant to the predominant clubroot pathotypes identified in Western Canada at the time of registration
- Safeguards your yields and returns in regions where clubroot exists
- Increases your peace of mind that your crop is healthy and your profits are protected
- A key component of a smart clubroot-management plan - which should also include equipment sanitation and field rotations
For details, visit clubroot.ca.