Monsanto Canada Inc.

Monsanto Canada Inc.

April 27, 2010 11:22 ET

DEKALB® Brand's New 73 Series of Canola Hybrids Now Registered

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -

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DEKALB brand announced today that six new canola hybrids have been registered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The new 73 Series will be available on a limited basis this spring with wide distribution planned for the 2011 growing season.

"With the introduction of our new 73 Series, DEKALB brand now offers a full and diverse portfolio of regionally adapted hybrids. Each one has been adapted to address the myriad situations that growers encounter across the Prairies and provide a solution in the form of a DEKALB brand signature product," said Cornie Thiessen, DEKALB business manager, Western Canada.

The new DEKALB brand hybrids signal an enhanced level of performance in terms of yield potential, maturity and disease package. All hybrids are also rated 'R' for blackleg and fusarium wilt. The new hybrids in the 73 Series include:

  • 73-35 RR - A short season hybrid, representing Monsanto's ongoing efforts to find solutions for the unique challenges facing growers in short season zones.
  • 73-45 RR - The highest yielding hybrid ever introduced into the DEKALB brand lineup, for growers seeking maximum yield potential from their canola.
  • 73-55 RR - Another top-yielding hybrid with performance potential comparable to 73-45 RR, to be sold exclusively at independent retailers.
  • 73-65 RR - A high yielding hybrid specifically adapted to offer extremely strong performance in long season zone.
  • 73-67 RR and 73-77 RR - Two clubroot resistant hybrids developed to address the expanding threat of this disease.

"The 73 Series rounds out DEKALB's product lineup to make it the strongest in the segment," said Dave Kelner, technology development lead, Western Canada. "We've seen its success in trials, and now we're excited to launch the 73 Series to the wider western Canadian market."


DEKALB brand seed is part of the larger global Monsanto family. Monsanto Canada is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Monsanto Company is an agricultural company and a leading global provider of technology – focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of world's natural resources such as water and energy. Learn more about our business and our commitments at

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Contact Information

  • Monsanto Canada Inc.
    Cornie Thiessen
    DEKALB Business Manager, Western Canada
    Monsanto Canada Inc.
    Dave Kelner
    Technology Development Lead, Western Canada
    Monsanto Canada Inc.
    Trish Jordan
    Director, Public Affairs