Proven Performance Trials 2016 - Page 2

CPS Local Performance Checks Managed by the CPS Research and Development team, Local Performance Checks (LPC) are used to provide data reference points for field agronomists and producers. Each site is a small plot site with replicated trials. All varieties on each site are seeded the same day and receive identical treatments of fertilizer, seed treatment, herbicides and fungicides. Local sites include Alberta Dawson Creek Ellerslie Killam Neapolis St. Albert Vulcan Westlock Saskatchewan Allan Lake Lenore North Battleford Rosetown Rosthern Wakaw Watrous Manitoba Fannystelle Killarney Neepawa Rosebank Thornhill Wawanesa Yellow Grass Yorkton White City Harvestability Ease of harvesting is an important consideration for a canola grower. Plant architecture, erect stance and height all factor into the ease at which a canola crop can be cut and combined. Standability is a result of plant breeder selection coupled with the influence of balanced fertility, agronomic management and the environment. Selecting varieties with low standability ratings and heights that suit your operation will allow for faster harvesting, a better anchored swath and the potential for more snow capture. CPS is proud to offer canola hybrids with leading harvest management features. PV 530 G PV 531 G PV 533 G PV 540 G PV 560 GM PV 580 GC VR 9562 GC PV 581 GC PV 590 GCS Standability (1-5, 5=flat) 2.1 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.1 3.0 2.3 2.1 2.4 Height (cm) 113 112 115 112 117 114 114 117 111 STANDABILITY RATING (1 = Upright; 5 = Flat) 2015/2016 CPS Local Performance Checks 22 locations, 32 trials, 96 replicates 1.0 2.0 3.0 Flowering and Maturity The benefits of a range of flowering and maturity dates include a reduction of risk for heat blasting, frost damage, insect damage and fungal infection as well as improved ability to plan and maximize efficiency at harvest. Although early or late flowering varieties do not necessarily mature earlier or later given the year, seeding varieties with a range of flowering and maturity dates will: • Spread out the summer flowering period (a sensitive time for yield development and sclerotinia risk) • Spread out the work load (fungicide applications, swath timing and harvest) CPS has a wide selection of hybrids with a range of flowering and maturity dates. PV 530 G PV 531 G PV 533 G PV 540 G PV 560 GM Days to Flower 45.7 45.5 Days to Maturity 93.9 93.0 PV 580 GC VR 9562 GC 46.5 47.9 94.2 95.2 PV 581 GC PV 590 GCS 46.6 47.8 46.5 47.3 45.4 94.4 95.5 93.5 94.9 93.3 2015/2016 CPS Local Performance Checks 22 locations, 32 trials, 96 replicates 2