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UFA Canola Seed:

A Well Rounded Portfolio for

Farmers’ Individual Needs

Every farm is unique. Each field has different soil types,

topography, weed spectrums and crop rotation history. Farms

are getting bigger, and with challenging weather conditions and

changing seasons it’s harder than ever to seed, spray and swath

when you want to.

One way to help manage the growing needs of today’s farms

is to use a mix of canola varieties. A combination of early and

later maturing varieties can help manage your fall workload, and

diversification can help ease production risk. UFA offers a full

range of canola hybrids to address your farm’s individual needs,

including early maturing options to help manage swath timing

and enhanced disease protection where rotations are tightening

or clubroot is a concern. Different varieties respond differently

to growing conditions and soil types; using a combination of

products will help you manage whatever Mother Nature throws

your way.

Contact your UFA Crop Representative


All canola varieties have attributes that make them top

performers under the right conditions. UFA offers canola varieties

in all three of the top production systems, Roundup Ready ® ,

LibertyLink ® and Clearfield ® .

UFA Supplier

Weed Control System

DEKALB ® Genuity ® Roundup Ready ®

CANTERRA SEEDS Genuity ® Roundup Ready ®

InVigor ® LibertyLink ®

Nexera Roundup Ready ® and Clearfield ®

The DEKALB ® and CANTERRA SEEDS canola seed options rely

on the Genuity ® Roundup Ready ® weed control trait, which

controls the widest spectrum and stages of weeds of any canola

system on the market today. It remains the best tool available

for managing Group 1 and Group 2 resistant weeds and offers

great flexibility with a wide window of application and reliable

performance under challenging environmental conditions.

UFA also carries the most popular varieties of InVigor ® canola

seed using the LibertyLink ® production system from Bayer

CropScience. InVigor ® hybrids have been the highest yielding

hybrids over the past 16 years according to the WCC/RRC public

co-op trials. And for those farmers who can participate in the

value-added contract canola market, UFA features three Nexera TM

varieties which utilize either the Roundup Ready ® or Clearfield ®

weed control programs.


Published performance results for each variety are available from

the seed vendors, and from the Canola Council of Canada’s

Canola Performance Trials program. Talk to your local UFA Farm

and Ranch Store, Crop Production Representative or Key Account

Manager about the canola mix that’s right for your farm.

Vendor websites:

InVigor ® , Bayer CropScience – www.InVigorResults.ca

DEKALB ® , Monsanto Canada – www.dekalb.ca

CANTERRA SEEDS – www.canterra.com/home/products/canola

Nexera Canola, Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. –

www.healthierprofits.ca

Performance Trials:

Canola Council of Canada’s Canola Performance Trials program -

www.canolaperformancetrials.ca

Benefit from seeding more than one canola variety and

weed control system

Manage insect, disease and weather risk by staggering

emergence, flowering and pod set

Optimize herbicide application windows

Ease harvest workload by spreading out swathing

and threshing


Table of Contents

InVigor ® Canola Varieties .............2 – 5

DEKALB ® Canola Varieties ............6 – 9

CANTERRA SEEDS Varieties ...... 10 – 13

Days to Maturity Chart ............. 14 – 15

Nexera TM Canola Varieties ..........16 – 17

Disease Prevention ................... 18 – 25

Sclerotinia Checklist ......................... 23

Credit Options .......................... 26 – 27


InVigor ®

No matter which InVigor ® hybrid canola seed you choose to grow,

you can always count on superior genetics, great performance

and outstanding yields. To get the InVigor ® you want and the

best return on your investment, secure your variety today while

supplies last.

InVigor ® L120

InVigor ® L120 Hybrid Canola Seed

134% of the checks (46A65 and Q2) in the

Yield

2009/2010 WCC/RRC (Western Canadian Canola and

Rapeseed Recommending Committee) co-op trials

Maturity

Over three days earlier than the average of the checks

Growing Zones All of Alberta

Height

Short to medium height

Lodging Resistance Excellent, superior to the checks

Blackleg Rating R (Resistant)

Oil Content Equal to the checks

Seed Treatment Prosper ®

Overall Comment

InVigor ® L120 is an early maturing hybrid that yields at

134% of the check varieties

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InVigor ® L130

InVigor ® L130 Hybrid Canola Seed

Yield

136% of the checks (46A65 and Q2) in the

2008/2009 WCC/RRC co-op trials

Maturity

Two days earlier than the average of the checks

Growing Zones All of Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance Excellent, superior to checks

Blackleg Rating R (Resistant)

Oil Content Equal to the checks

Seed Treatment Prosper ®

InVigor ®

Overall Comment

InVigor ® L130 is the standard for yield in mid to short

season growing zones

InVigor ® L135C

InVigor ® L135C Hybrid Canola Seed

Yield

138% of checks (46A65 and Q2) in 2010 WCC/RRC

co-op trials

Maturity

Three days earlier than the average of the checks

Growing Zones All growing zones with confirmed clubroot presence

Height

Short to medium height

Lodging Resistance Excellent, superior to checks

Blackleg Rating R (Resistant)

Oil Content Equal to the checks

Seed Treatment Prosper ®

Overall Comment

Combines InVigor ® yields with clubroot resistance.

InVigor L135C is an excellent combination of early

maturity and high yield potential, at 138% of

check varieties.

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InVigor ®

InVigor ® L150

InVigor ® L150 Hybrid Canola Seed

Yield

143% of the checks (46A65 and Q2) in the

2008/2009 WCC/RRC co-op trials

Maturity

Equal to the average of the checks

Growing Zones All of Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance Excellent, superior to checks

Blackleg Rating R (Resistant)

Oil Content Equal to the checks

Seed Treatment Prosper ®

Overall Comment

The first hybrid to ever repeat as top yielder in the

WCC/RRC co-op trials (2009 and 2010)

InVigor ® 5440

InVigor ® 5440 Hybrid Canola Seed

Yield

135% of the checks (46A65 and Q2) in the

2005/2006 WCC/RRC co-op trials

Maturity

Equal to the average of the checks

Growing Zones All growing zones of Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance Excellent, superior to the checks

Blackleg Rating R (Resistant)

Oil Content Slightly higher than the checks

Seed Treatment Prosper ®

Overall Comment

InVigor ® 5440 is the traditional, consistent, high

performing hybrid for all growing zones.

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InVigor ®


DEKALB ®

The DEKALB ® canola line-up offers the complete package, with a

diverse portfolio of hybrids to meet your farm’s individual needs.

Elite 73 and 74 series genetics combined with the Acceleron ®

seed treatment technology will get your crop off to a fast start

and deliver top end yield. Maturity options and efficient plant

architecture make it easier to manage your harvest. Enhanced

disease breeding traits complete the package with multi-genic

blackleg resistance and 2 nd generation clubroot resistance for

enhanced disease protection, a growing concern as canola

rotations get tighter.

DEKALB ® 74-44 BL

DEKALB ® 74-44 BL Genuity ® Roundup Ready ® Hybrid

Yield

107% of check (Pioneer ® 45H29); 100% of check

(InVigor ® L150) in 2011 Monsanto Field Scale Trials

Maturity

1.0 day later than 73-45 RR

Growing Zones All of Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance Good

Blackleg Rating R (Resistant)

Fusarium Wilt

Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content Very high

Seed Treatment Acceleron ® Seed Treatment Technology

Overall Comment

74-44 BL is a new high yielding DEKALB ® hybrid

offering multigenic blackleg resistance to pathogenic

groups 2,3,4 & T

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DEKALB ® 74-47 CR

DEKALB ® 74-47 CR Genuity ® Roundup Ready ® Hybrid

Yield

105% of check (Pioneer ® 45H29) in AB in 2011

Monsanto Field Scale Trials

Maturity

2.0 days later than 73-45 RR

Growing Zones All of Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance Good

Blackleg Rating R (Resistant)

Fusarium Wilt

Rating

R (Resistant)

Clubroot

R (Resistant)

Oil Content Very high

Seed Treatment Acceleron ® Seed Treatment Technology

74-47 CR is a new variety with enhanced clubroot

Overall Comment

resistance for those at risk to pathotypes 2,3,5,6 & 8.

It provides good early season vigour with high yield

potential.

DEKALB ®

DEKALB ® 73-75 RR

DEKALB ® 73-75 RR Genuity ® Roundup Ready ® Hybrid

Yield

102% of the check (Pioneer ® 45H29) in the

2010-2011 Monsanto Field Scale Trials

Maturity

1.2 days later than 73-45 RR

Growing Zones Mid-long (Central and Southern Alberta)

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance Very good

Blackleg Rating R (Resistant)

Fusarium Wilt

Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content Very high

Seed Treatment Acceleron ® Seed Treatment Technology

Overall Comment

DEKALB ® 73-75 RR offers exceptionally high yield

potential in the long and mid-season zones.

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DEKALB ® 73-15 RR

DEKALB ®

DEKALB ® 73-15 RR Genuity ® Roundup Ready ® Hybrid

Yield

Maturity

Growing Zones

Height

Lodging Resistance

Blackleg Rating

Oil Content

Seed Treatment

Overall Comment

107% of the checks (Pioneer ® 43E01) in the 2011

Monsanto Field Scale Trials

1.5 days earlier than DEKALB ® 73-45 RR

Short-mid season zones of Alberta

Short height

Good

MR (Moderately

resistant)

Very high

Fusarium Wilt

Rating

Acceleron ® Seed Treatment Technology

R (Resistant)

DEKALB ® 73-15 RR is an excellent fit for growers in

short season zones and harvest management in the mid

to long season zones

DEKALB ® 73-45 RR

DEKALB ® 73-45 RR – Genuity ® Roundup Ready ® Hybrid

104% of check (Pioneer ® 45H29) and 100% of check

Yield

(InVigor ® 5440) in the 2010-2011 Monsanto Field

Scale Trials

Maturity

0.4 days earlier than DEKALB ® 72-65 RR

Growing Zones All of Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance Very good

Blackleg Rating R (Resistant)

Fusarium Wilt

Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content Very high

Seed Treatment Acceleron ® Seed Treatment Technology

DEKALB ® 73-45 RR has high yield potential and

Overall Comment continues to be the cornerstone of the DEKALB ®

portfolio

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DEKALB ® 72-65 RR

DEKALB ® 72-65 RR Genuity ® Roundup Ready ® Hybrid

Yield

100% of the checks (Pioneer ® 45H29) in the

2009-2011 Monsanto FACT Trials

Maturity

0.4 days later than 73-45 RR

Growing Zones Southern and Central Alberta

Height

Medium height

Lodging Resistance Excellent

Blackleg Rating R (Resistant)

Fusarium Wilt

Rating

R (Resistant)

Oil Content Very high

Seed Treatment Acceleron ® Seed Treatment Technology

Overall Comment

DEKALB ® 72-65 RR offers exceptional value with

excellent high yield potential

DEKALB ®

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Canterra Seeds

CANTERRA SEEDS continues to offer a diverse canola portfolio.

From great yields to strong disease packages to early maturity,

CANTERRA SEEDS’ canola lineup will meet your growing needs.

CANTERRA 1990

CANTERRA 1990 – Genuity ® Roundup Ready ® Hybrid

Yield

101% of InVigor ® 5440 (2011 YieldWorks and

Demonstration Trials)

Maturity

Growing Zones

Height

Lodging Resistance

0.5 days later than checks (46A65/Q2)

Central and Southern Alberta

Medium

Very good

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Fusarium Wilt

Rating

R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment Prosper ® EverGol/Helix Xtra ®

Overall Comment

The highest yielding variety in the CANTERRA SEEDS

lineup

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CANTERRA 1980

CANTERRA 1980 – Genuity ® Roundup Ready ® Hybrid

Yield

101% of DEKALB ® 73-45 RR (2011 YieldWorks and

Demonstration Trials)

Maturity

Growing Zones

Height

1.5 days earlier than checks (46A65/Q2)

All of Alberta

Short-medium

Lodging Resistance Good

Blackleg Rating R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment Helix Xtra ®

Fusarium Wilt

Rating

R (Resistant)

Canterra Seeds

Overall Comment

Early maturity combined with good yield performance

CANTERRA 1970

CANTERRA 1970 – Genuity ® Roundup Ready ® Hybrid

100% of InVigor ® 5440 (2010 and 2011 YieldWorks

Yield

and Demonstration Trials)

Maturity

2.0 days later than checks (46A65/Q2)

Growing Zones

Height

Southern Alberta

Medium-tall

Lodging Resistance

Excellent

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Fusarium Wilt

Rating

R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment Prosper ® EverGol/Helix Xtra ®

Overall Comment

Long season variety, excellent under irrigation,

excellent standability

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CANTERRA 1960

CANTERRA 1960 – Genuity ® Roundup Ready ® Hybrid

Yield

103% of DEKALB ® 73-77 RR (2010 WCC/RRC)

Maturity

Growing Zones

Height

1.5 days earlier than checks (46A65/Q2)

All zones of Alberta with clubroot pressure

Medium

Canterra Seeds

Lodging Resistance Good Clubroot Rating R (Resistant)

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Fusarium Wilt

Rating

Seed Treatment Prosper ® EverGol/Helix Xtra ®

Overall Comment

R (Resistant)

Resistant to all races of clubroot found in Alberta

CANTERRA 1918

CANTERRA 1918 – Genuity ® Roundup Ready ®

Open Pollinated

Yield

Maturity

107% of CANTERRA SEEDS 1818RR (2010 and 2011

YieldWorks and Demonstration Trials)

Equal to checks (46A65/Q2)

Growing Zones

Height

Lodging Resistance

Blackleg Rating

All of Alberta

Short-medium

Very good

MR (Moderately

resistant)

Fusarium Wilt

Rating

R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment Prosper ® EverGol/Helix Xtra ®

Overall Comment

Preferred by farmers who demand value

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Canterra Seeds


Maturity Chart

It is important to be aware of the maturity of the

canola seed you purchase.

This guide SHOWS the AVERAGE MATURITY of the seed

EARLIER MATURITY

InVigor ® L120

InVigor ® L135C

DEKALB ® 73-15 RR

InVigor ® L130

CANTERRA 1980

CANTERRA 1960

DEKALB ® 73-45 RR

DEKALB ® 72-65 RR

-3.5 Days -3 Days -2.5 Days -2 Days -1.5 Days -1 Day -0.5 Day

Maturity

Table of Reference

InVigor ®

InVigor ® L120 .......pg 2

InVigor ® L130 .......pg 3

InVigor ® L135C ......pg 3

InVigor ® L150 .......pg 4

InVigor ® 5440 .......pg 4

DEKALB ®

DEKALB ® 74-44 BL ...pg 6

DEKALB ® 74-47 CR ...pg 7

DEKALB ® 73-75 RR ...pg 7

DEKALB ® 73-15 RR ...pg 8

DEKALB ® 73-45 RR ...pg 8

DEKALB ® 72-65 RR ...pg 9

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UFA is offering compared TO the AVERAGE of CHECKS

InVigor ® L150

InVigor ® 5440

DEKALB ® 73-75 RR

DEKALB ® 74-44 BL

CANTERRA 1918

Nexera TM 2012 CL

CANTERRA 1990

LATER MATURITY

CHECKS

46A65

Nexera TM 1016 RR DEKALB ® 74-47 CR

CANTERRA 1970

Nexera TM 1012 RR

+0.5 Day +1 Day +1.5 Days +2 Days +2.5 Days +3 Days

Maturity

CANTERRA SEEDS

CANTERRA 1990 ....pg 10

CANTERRA 1980 ....pg 11

CANTERRA 1970 ....pg 11

CANTERRA 1960 ....pg 12

CANTERRA 1918 ....pg 12

Nexera TM

Nexera TM 1012 RR ....pg 16

Nexera TM 1016 RR ....pg 17

Nexera TM 2012 CL ....pg 17

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Nexera 1012 RR

Nexera TM Canola Hybrid 1012 RR

Yield 101% of the check (72-65)

NEXERA TM

Days To Maturity

(60% seed color

change)

Growing Zones

Lodging Resistance

3.5 days later than RR check 72-65

Mid to long season zones

Good standability

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Fusarium Wilt

Resistance

R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment Helix Xtra ®

Overall Comment

Nexera TM Hybrid 1012 RR offers the convenience and

weed control of the Roundup Ready ® system and

excellent lodging resistance for easier swathing

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Nexera 1016 RR

Nexera TM Canola Hybrid 1016 RR

Yield 95.5% of the check (72-65)

Days To Maturity

(60% seed color

change)

Growing Zones

Lodging Resistance

1 day later than RR check 72-65

Mid to long season zones

Good standability

Blackleg Rating

R (Resistant)

Fusarium Wilt

Resistance

R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment Helix Xtra ®

Overall Comment

Nexera TM Hybrid 1016 RR offers excellent harvestability

and the shortest days to maturity of all Nexera TM hybrids

Nexera 2012 CL

Nexera TM Canola Hybrid 2012 CL

Yield

Days To Maturity

(60% seed color

change)

Growing Zones

Lodging Resistance

99.7% of the CL check (45P70)

0.5 days later than RR check 72-65

Mid to long season zones

Good standability

NEXERA TM

Blackleg Rating

MR (Moderately

resistant)

Fusarium Wilt

Resistance

R (Resistant)

Seed Treatment Helix Xtra ®

Overall Comment

Nexera TM Hybrid 2012 CL offers the advantages of the

Clearfield ® system and excellent harvestability

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Disease Prevention

Major disease damage on canola crops can only occur when the

following conditions are satisfied:

• the crop is susceptible

• the disease is present

• the environmental conditions are favourable for the disease

• the disease has sufficient time to develop to cause damage

Disease management strategies must counter one or more of

these factors to reduce or prevent initial disease populations,

and to slow their rates of increase.

A major component of disease management is proper field scouting.

Talk to your local UFA Crop Production Representative about

scouting your fields.

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Clubroot

Prevention of clubroot requires all participants in the canola

industry to be vigilant. Stopping its introduction to clean fields

is the only way to prevent clubroot because there are currently

no economically viable options for controlling clubroot in canola

once it is established in a field.

Clubroot is spread mainly by the movement of soil containing

soil-borne resting spores. Soil transport can occur by wind and

water erosion, on field machinery, in manure from animals fed

contaminated feed, and in soil attached to seeds (earth tag).

The amount of soil required to initiate infection in a new field

is unknown. Any soil transfer from an infected field should be

viewed as a risk. Clubroot surveys in Alberta have found that

almost all new infestations begin near the field access, which

indicates that contaminated equipment is the predominant

spread mechanism.

Growers, custom operators and all land users (including oil and

gas industry participants and recreationalists) must be diligent in

removing potentially contaminated soil from equipment prior to

leaving fields. The best approach to managing clubroot is to be

proactive. If you are a grower or landowner, ask agronomists,

custom operators, researchers, and anyone else coming onto your

land (oil and gas crews) about the sanitation measures they use

to prevent the spread of clubroot.

Preventative Measures

• Crop rotation

• Control volunteer canola and cruciferous weeds in rotation

• Use clean seed

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Sclerotinia

Moist soils promote the growth of apothecia from sclerotia

that came from previously infected plants. With higher rates

of sclerotinia infection across the Prairies in 2010, and with

moist soils this year, apothecia numbers will be very high.

Apothecia eject spores into air and wind spreads them all over

the countryside. Spore release can take place over a period of

weeks, filling the Prairie air with ascospores. These spores land

everywhere, but only those that land on canola petals concern

the canola grower. Ascospores need dead plant tissue to continue

their cycle. Petals drop off, land in the canopy and then start

to decay. These decaying petals give the sclerotinia spores the

energy to produce hyphae that invade stem tissue. Because most

fungicide sprays do not effectively penetrate the stem tissue to

eradicate infection, living flowers are the best target

for fungicides to prevent sclerotinia infection.

Preventative Measures

• Use a minimum four-year rotation with non-susceptible crops

• Use pedigreed seed

• Control weeds and volunteers

• Use B. rapa varieties

• Manage stubble and crop residue (direct seeding might reduce

apothecia production)

• Foliar fungicide treatments are effective

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Assessing the Risk for Sclerotinia Stem Rot

in Canola

Sclerotinia incidence can vary greatly among fields and

years, making scheduled spraying of fungicides unprofitable.

However, when sclerotinia risk is high, preventative fungicide

applications can effectively lower disease severity and improve

yield. Assessment of disease risk within each field is essential

to improve the odds that fungicides are only applied when it is

economical to do so.

This checklist developed in Sweden can be useful in helping to

assess disease risk in fields. Growers should fill out the checklist

for each field shortly after first flower (when 75% of the canola

plants have at least 3 open flowers). The greater the risk score for

a field the higher the probability of a positive economic return.

Results in Sweden have suggested that fields scoring 40 or higher

will likely benefit from a fungicide, but this may vary depending

on fungicide cost and commodity price. Using this checklist

effectively requires scouting for apothecia, usually in nearby cereal

crops following canola or other host crops (e.g. beans, sunflowers)

in the rotation. The same moist soil conditions conducive to

apothecia production can also favour the development of

many other types of mushrooms or fruiting bodies. Accurate

identification of apothecia is critical to effectively determine the

risk of stem rot.

What are apothecia? Apothecia are small fruiting structures

that look like tiny mushrooms germinating from sclerotia. They are

slightly cupped (similar to the top of a golf tee) with a diameter

of between 5 and 15 mm (0.2” to 0.6”), with a stalk no more

than 50 mm (2”) long that is mostly below ground. The apothecia

release many spores, called ascospores, which are the infectious

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agents of the fungus. Emergence of large numbers of apothecia

at or just prior to the early bloom stage will increase potential for

petal infection.

Petal testing (developed by the University of Saskatchewan

and available from Discovery Seed Labs at time of publication)

throughout the flowering period can also provide additional

information regarding the proportion of petals that are actually

infested with spores of sclerotinia, which can be correlated with

risk of sclerotinia development. However, the test is a snap shot

of infection when the petals were collected and subsequent

disease development in the crop is strongly influenced by weather

conditions, particularly precipitation and relative humidity.

Something else that may affect the risk profile of a field is the

genetics that have been chosen. Research has shown that there

is a correlation between lodging and sclerotinia levels, and

susceptibility to lodging can be related to genetics. As well, the

introduction of varieties with some tolerance to sclerotinia into

the marketplace offers an additional management tool that may

reduce the risk in fields where they are grown.

Source: Canola Council of Canada

http://www.canolawatch.org/2011/06/29/5-keyquestions-about-sclerotinia-spraying/

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Sclerotinia Stem Rot Checklist

(For each risk factor, circle the risk points that apply to your field)

Risk Factor Possible Answers Risk Points

Number of Years

Since Last

Canola Crop

Disease Incidence

in Last Host Crop

Crop Density

Rain in the

Last Two Weeks

Weather Forecast

Regional Risk

for Apothecia

Development

Total risk points for all risk factors =

More than six years 0

Three to six years 5

One to two years 10

None 0

Low (1 to 10%) 5

Moderate (11 to 30%) 10

High (31 to 100%) 15

Low 0

Normal 5

High 10

Less than 10mm (0.4”) 0

10 to 30 mm (0.4 to 1.2”) 5

More than 30mm (1.2”) 10

High pressure 0

Variable 10

Low pressure 15

None found 0

Low numbers 10

High numbers 15

40 or higher?

Consider fungicide application to protect yield potential.

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Alternaria Black Spot (Grey Leaf Spot)

Alternaria black spot is caused by the fungi Alternaria brassicae,

A. alternata and A. raphani. Black spot is one of the most common

diseases of canola in western Canada. Although Alternaria is

present every year on the Canadian prairies, the severity of this

disease varies considerably from year to year and area to area

based largely on the moisture and temperature situation. The

disease can infect all growth stages of the canola plant.

Preventative Measures

• Sow clean seed of high germination

• Use minimum three-year rotation

• Control volunteer canola and cruciferous weeds (mustards)

• Early swathing will reduce seed loss

• B. napus types tend to be less affected

Blackleg

Disease

Blackleg is caused by the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans. It is a

serious disease of canola and can cause significant yield losses in

susceptible varieties. Blackleg occurs in a mild and highly virulent

strain. The mild type is widespread in western Canada. This strain

usually infects plants very late in the season, rarely causing

yield losses of even 1 to 2%. Therefore, it is considered a minor

problem. Virulent or severe blackleg infects canola seedlings and

progressively damages the growing crop in June and July.

Preventative Measures

• Use a minimum of a four-year rotation

• Control volunteer canola and cruciferous weeds

• Stubble and crop residue management necessary

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• Seed treatments may reduce spread into areas where

disease is absent

• Use resistant or moderately resistant varieties

Understanding Blackleg Resistance Ratings

Growing B. napus varieties that are moderately resistant or

resistant to blackleg in areas with a high potential for virulent

blackleg is highly suggested. However, a resistant variety is not

immune to the disease. Stems can still be infected as shown by

the scale used for determining the blackleg classification

of varieties.

Canola Cultivars for Blackleg Resistance

Rating

% of Westar

Resistant < 28

Moderatly Resistant 29 to 45

Moderately Suseptible 46 to 63

Susceptible 64 to 100

Varieties rated “R” or “MR” for blackleg will suffer less yield loss

than those with less resistance. All current B. rapa varieties are

susceptible to blackleg disease. In areas where virulent blackleg

is at low levels or has not been found, all registered varieties

are suitable.

See these websites for full disease prevention methods:

www.canolacouncil.org

www.canolacouncil.org/chapter10c.aspx

www.saskcanola.ca

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Credit Options for Your

Canola Seed Purchase

For your convenience UFA has options to fit your needs

when purchasing your Canola Seed.

1. Use your Visa or Mastercard

2. Use your debit card

3. Use financing through your financial institution

4. Use FCC EasyGROW Credit

5. Use your UFA account

UFA has a dedicated credit team to answer your questions

regarding a new UFA account, using our Farm Credit Application,

or a credit limit increase to your existing UFA account. If your

credit limit requirement is over $100,000.00 we require financial

statements. Credit applications are available online or at any UFA

location. Purchases are interest free until the 25 th of the following

month, when payment is due in full.

Credit Department Contact Information

1-877-258-4500 Select option 5

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EasyGROW Credit

Introducing EasyGROW Credit – a new and improved extended

Credit Program funded by Farm Credit Canada (FCC).

There are several new features and benefits of EasyGROW Credit

that we feel will improve how we do business together including:

1. Access to more credit/revolving credit to finance your crop

input purchases

2. Competitive interest rates (prime plus 2.95%) and no

administration fees

3. An extended February 15th payment deadline, giving you

more flexibility to market your crops

4. One time application, even if you were an existing

plan 30 member

5. Past due funds payable at 1.9% interest per month with no

retroactive interest penalty

6. Monthly statements of activity provided directly by FCC

7. Payments made directly to FCC

Application is Easy

Loan applications are available through your local UFA

Farm and Ranch Supply store, your Crop Production Solutions

Representative or your Key Account Manager. Notification

of a successful application will come directly from FCC.

http://www.ufa.com/aboutUFA/easyGrow

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UFA is your expert in the field

Store Phone Number

Airdrie (403) 948-5913

Athabasca (780) 675-4999

Brooks (403) 362-6200

Camrose (780) 672-1115

Claresholm (403) 625-3337

Consort (403) 577-3535

Drayton Valley (780) 621-0313

Fairview (780) 835-2288

Falher (780) 837-2258

Fort Saskatchewan (780) 998-3437

Grande Prairie (780) 532-1281

Grimshaw (780) 332-4633

Hanna (403) 854-4441

High River (403) 652-2733

La Crete (780) 928-3088

Leduc (780) 986-4554

Lethbridge (403) 328-5531

Mayerthorpe (780) 786-4451

Store Phone Number

Medicine Hat (403) 529-2424

Olds (403) 556-3348

Oyen (403) 664-3611

Pincher Creek (403) 627-5343

Ponoka (403) 783-4811

Provost (780) 753-2226

Red Deer (403) 356-3800

Spruce Grove (780) 962-2282

St. Paul (780) 645-7700

Stettler (403) 742-3426

Strathmore (403) 934-6684

Taber (403) 223-8917

Trochu (403) 442-4262

Two Hills (780) 657-3333

Vermilion (780) 853-5323

Vulcan (403) 485-2257

Westlock (780) 349-4055

For a complete listing of our Farm and Ranch Supply stores,

please visit UFA.com/locations.

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