The variety you want is sold out? Use CPT to find alternatives

February 7, 2018 - Issue 2

As canola varieties sell out, canola growers can research alternative choices at canolaperformancetrials.ca. The website provides independent, third-party variety performance data from small plot and field scale trials across the Prairies.

When using the database (at the bottom of the page), choose the data year(s) along with the other parameters you are interested in seeing, and then click ‘Search Trials’.

This will produce graphs and a data table displaying your choice of yield, days to maturity, height or lodging scores as well as a map of all the locations which fit your selections. Read more about what traits you need.

This is the yield graph that results when you select “All provinces”, “All zones”, “Small plot” and “2017” at canolaperformancetrials.ca.

You can also see pre-made graphs of just 2017 data in the 2017 CPT small plot and field scale data booklet or learn more about how to use the CPT searchable online dataset on page 19 of the Canola Variety Selection Guide: Featuring CPT Summary Data.

CPTs are brought to you by the provincial canola grower groups. Alberta Canola, SaskCanola and the Manitoba Canola Growers Association funded the 2017 CPT program, along with contributions from the British Columbia Grain Producers Association and the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) delivers the program on their behalf.

Further reading:

Seed: What traits do you need?
Canola Digest: Canola seed advances for 2018
Canola Digest: What does clubroot resistance mean?

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