Through the Keep it Clean campaign, the Canola Council is currently reminding canola growers that keeping it clean means considering market access at all points – from seed selection to delivery.
Growing registered canola varieties is an important part of assuring our export customers that the oil and meal quality, biotech traits and disease resistance in our canola supply meet their requirements. To mitigate risk, do not seed any de-registered canola varieties and do not deliver seed produced from them to an elevator or grain handler. Crushing plants may have delivery options for de-registered varieties – contact your local facility for more information.
“We are grateful to have lots of great registered varieties to choose from. To me, it’s not worth the risk of developing trade or trust issues by growing a de-registered product,” says Melissa Damiani, a canola grower near Bluffton, Alberta.
CCC also advises that registered varieties also include agronomic advantages over de-registered varieties, as de-registered varieties often lack critical disease resistance genetics, for example clubroot resistance.
The “no-grow” list includes these varieties:
- Liberty Link (B. napus): Exceed, 2631 LL, Swallow, SW Legion LL, SW Flare LL, LBD 2393 LL, Innovator, Independence, HCN 14, Phoenix, 3850, 2153, 3640, 3880, 2163, 2273
- Roundup Ready Polish (B. rapa): Hysyn 101 RR
- Bromoxynil tolerant: 295BX, Armor BX, Cartier BX, Zodiac BX, Renegade BX
- Clearfield tolerant: 46A76
Let’s all do our part to support the quality and integrity of our canola crop. Working together, we can eliminate risk and keep markets open for all.