Canola

2019 Complete CPT SMALL PLOT DATA (Standard and Straight Cut)

This issue contains the 2019 small plot data. Once the 2019 field scale dataset is finalized, it will be posted on canolaperformancetrials.ca, along with this complete 2019 CPT small plot dataset.

• For all CPT information, visit www.canolaperformancetrials.ca

• For a brief explanation on how to interpret the statistics, see the 2018 CPT booklet.

• To view the 2019 CPT standard and straight cut protocols, see canolaperformancetrials.ca/trial-protocol

Introduction

The CPT results in this report are based on 19 standard and 12 straight cut small plot trials across the Prairies. Site distribution is based on seeded acres in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. 

The small plot system ensures that:

• All varieties are treated with appropriate commercially associated herbicides and seed treatments.

• An independent third-party representative inspects all trials.

The CPT Technical Committee established protocols and developed research plot designs to ensure that the data is representative. Performance objectives were established to provide guidelines on timely field operations and data collection. All sites are inspected to verify these guidelines were followed to allow a fair comparison among the varieties tested. 

The 2019 program was funded by Alberta Canola Producers Commission (Alberta Canola), Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) and the Manitoba Canola Growers Association, with contributions from the B.C. Grain Producers Association (BCGPA). The 2019 trials were again coordinated by Haplotech with the direction from the CPT Governance and Technical Committees. The Canola Council of Canada supported on the delivery of the program. 

Commercial canola varieties tested in the 2019 small plot trials had seed provided by BASF – InVigor, BrettYoung, Brevant, CANTERRA SEEDS, DEKALB, DL Seeds, Pioneer and Proven/Nutrien Ag Solutions and Winfield United Canada.

Results are organized by short, medium and long season zones. CPT uses the Western Canada Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee season zones, which are based on typical frost free days, growing degree days and soil type. See the map on page 12 for reference.

The results tables include yield, days to maturity, height and lodging scores for each variety. Lodging scores are between 1 and 5, with 1 being no lodging and 5 being completely lodged. 

Gross revenue is based on yield multiplied by $10.75/bu. This is based on $474.00 per tonne, the March 2020 futures based on opening price on November 20, 2019 and standard (50-pound) bushel weight.

This report is one of several sources of information to consider in making the best decisions for your farm.

For further information on the CPT Program and data from 2011 through 2018, see canolaperformancetrials.ca.