Recent History – 2000
Jan. 20, 2000
Brian Haddow’s successful canola fields are no longer a secret.
Results from the Dawson Creek grower’s trial are now in print as part of Proven Seed’s 1999 Local Performance Check Results Book.
The Results Book is the most comprehensive seed performance publication in western Canada, combining strip trial data from more than 275 harvested canola-growing sites.
Designed to help producers identify the best varieties for their fields, results are published in an easy-to-use format. In its seventh year, the Local Performance Check program is the largest database of canola variety information available and is based on trials seeded, maintained and harvested by grower co-operators in seven crop zones across four western provinces.
Haddow’s multi-variety site (a site where Proven Seed varieties are compared to several competitors’ varieties) included Pioneer brand 45A51 and 46A52 both from Proven Seed, as well as LG 3295, Quest, LG 3235 and SW Arrow. 46A52 showed the highest yield at 21.9 bushels per acre, with 45A51 coming in at 15.8, LG 3235 yielded 21.4, and SW Arrow yielded 18.8.
Haddow’s site was consistent with the remainder of crop zone seven, where 46A52 yielded 102 per cent of SW Arrow (four common sites), 106 per cent of LG 3235 (four common sites) and 104 per cent of Quest (six common sites). 46A52 offers the strongest blackleg rating available in the Roundup Ready segment (MR).
The Local Performance Check Results Book is a 129-page publication filled with data collected from the 1999 program. All of the results are printed whether Proven Seed varieties win, lose or draw.
The book is available from local Proven Seed retailers or by calling 1-800-565-7333.
Results are also accessible electronically via the Variety Selection Program.
Available on-line at www.provenseed.com or on diskette from Proven Seed, it allows users to tap into the complete Local Performance Check trials, including all years, all sites, and all varieties.
Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Proven Seed’s primary focus is canola, Linola, malting barley and forages.
A business unit of United Grain Growers, Proven Seed also offers contracting opportunities with high-demand proprietary varieties in mustard and specialty-oil canolas.
Proven Seed leads the industry with western Canada’s most extensive seed testing and evaluation through its Local Performance Check program.
Formed 10 years ago, Proven Seed was built on four cornerstones — intensive global seed research, outstanding seed quality control, extensive local performance testing and a commitment to developing new market opportunities.
The company has a network of 500 retail outlets throughout western Canada.