InVigor® canola hybrids revolutionized the industry with their ability to deliver vigorous early season growth, uniformity in height and maturity, superior genetic potential for yield and – most importantly – the ability to consistently outperform other hybrids and canola varieties, even under stressful growing conditions. That's why InVigor continues to dominate yield rankings in a multitude of trials.
How InVigor® Canola Works
InVigor canola hybrids are combined with the LibertyLink® trait that enables growers to rotate nonselective herbicides on a farm basis. LibertyLink canola has built-in resistance to Liberty® herbicide, delivering nonselective post-emergence control of broadleaf weeds and grasses, including weeds resistant to glyphosate and multiple herbicide classes.
BASF is giving canola farmers across the northern tier of the United States more options to:
- overcome growing and harvesting challenges
- fight disease pressure
- improve profitability
When weather conditions delay canola seeding, be ready with L230. This hybrid flowers earlier, providing added flexibility for your in-season disease management program and giving you a wider swathing window. It offers excellent yield potential and strong blackleg resistance.
This is the latest InVigor hybrid with high stress tolerance and early season vigor. The L252 is a mid to full maturing hybrid with superior oil content that offers increased yield and gives growers greater flexibility at harvest by helping to spread out swathing and harvest timing. L252 also continues the InVigor legacy of superior blackleg tolerance.
This is the result of work by BASF breeders to develop a hybrid with the right level of pod shatter tolerance. Canola growers are all too familiar with pre-harvest yield loss due to environmental conditions such as late-season moisture and wind events that prematurely split pods and shell seeds.
With earlier maturity and strong standability, L233P offers our patented pod shatter reduction technology. L233P is suitable for all U.S. canola growing areas. Great choice if you direct harvest or straight cut canola.
Our newest hybrid to the InVigor® lineup is the first-ever hybrid combining BASF's patented pod shatter reduction technology with clubroot resistance. L255P offers great standability, excellent yield protection and increased flexibility at harvest with the opportunity to straight cut your canola.
Pod Shatter Reduction
Pod Shatter Reduction hybrids from InVigor minimize lost yield due to environmental conditions such as late-season moisture and wind events that prematurely split pods and shell seeds. Additional features include:
- Designed to minimize pod drop and shatter losses
- Offers the flexibility to consider straight cutting or delayed swathing for canola harvest
- Consistently yields well, even under stressful growing conditions
- Is mid-height with good standability
- Has superior blackleg resistance rating
- Is ideally suited across northern canola growing regions and areas where straight cutting canola is common practice
- Fits into an effective weed resistance management plan with LibertyLink and Liberty herbicide.
InVigor® L140P and the new L233P, with patented pod shatter reduction technology from BASF, gives growers the flexibility to consider delayed swathing or straight cutting at harvest.
Late swathing reduces the timing pressure of a large-acre harvest and increases combining flexibility, allowing you to leave the crop in the swath longer. Straight cutting, if timed correctly, can offer growers a yield and quality advantage by allowing them to harvest a more mature crop.
Both options mean pods will fill for a longer period, resulting in larger seeds, a fuller pod and the potential for lower green seed counts. In short, better overall results.
InVigor Hybrids Protect Your Yield
When you grow InVigor L140P or L233P, our unique pod shatter reduction technology protects the seed left in the pods from pod drop and premature shatter.
Advantages of Late Swathing Canola
Growers often harvest canola with the same swather and combine as cereal crops, with some adjustments. Growers choose late swathing to hasten the drying rate of their canola, ensure even ripening and reduce the possibility of seed losses from wind and hail.
Maximize yield potential - Allows pods to fill for longer, which results in larger seeds, fuller pods and lower green seed counts.
Reduce timing pressure - Even with large canola acres, you don’t have to swath earlier than recommended (which can result in significant yield and oil penalties).
Earlier harvest - Start harvest 8 to 10 days earlier, avoid fall frost and accelerate dry down - very important in fields with uneven maturity.
More flexibility - Timing of harvest is not as critical. Canola can be left in the swath for a longer duration than canola that is left standing for straight cutting.
To take full advantage of late swathing, start with the right canola seed: Choose from InVigor® L140P or InVigor L233P with pod shatter reduction technology.
Advantages of Straight Cutting Canola
Straight cutting or direct harvesting means leaving canola standing. While it offers a yield and quality advantage by delivering a more mature crop at harvest, the most significant risk is losses due to pod shatter. Choosing the right canola seed can help reduce loss due to shatter significantly.
Maximize yield potential - Allows pods to fill longer and results in larger seeds, fuller pods and lower green seed counts
Reduce timing pressure - Large canola acres make it difficult to swath all of a crop at the optimal time. To manage these large harvests, growers are now swathing earlier than recommended which can result in significant yield and oil penalties. If you have the option, leaving canola standing allows you to get to other crops at the optimal time.
To take full advantage of straight cutting, start with the right canola seed: InVigor L140P or InVigor L233P with pod shatter reduction technology.
Building a successful canola harvest is easy with our portfolio of elite canola products and the LibertyLink® system.
InVigor Hybrids Provides Value to Growers
- An excellent pest management program (Liberty® Herbicide, LibertyLink® Canola System™)
- Ongoing commitment to canola research for the grower
- Strong disease resistance (blackleg)
- Consistent stand establishment for a stronger finish
- High yield potential
Protect Your Canola Yields with the LibertyLink® CanolaSystem
- Liberty use on InVigor canola hybrids with the LibertyLink trait provides an excellent means for growers to rotate non-selective herbicide systems to effectively manage tough to control weeds.
- Alternative herbicide tolerance system
- Unique mode of action
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