Monsanto Canada Inc.

Monsanto Canada Inc.

March 09, 2010 16:28 ET

DEKALB® Makes Additional Supplies of Top-Selling Canola Hybrid Available

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) - DEKALB® announced today they will be making additional supplies of their 72-55 RR canola hybrid available beginning immediately.

"Indications from industry experts are that we may be looking at increased canola acres in 2010," said Cornie Thiessen, DEKALB business manager for Western Canada. "For this reason, we have decided to release additional supplies of 72-55 RR. We have released a good supply, but not an unlimited supply. We're encouraging growers to visit their local retailers soon to place their orders and avoid disappointment."

72-55 RR is a high-yielding, Roundup Ready® hybrid. It is DEKALB's top-selling hybrid for 2010 because of its track record of solid performance, and its popularity is expected to continue throughout this growing season.

"This variety is a DEKALB Yield Ready® designated hybrid that offers great standability and top-end yield potential in an excellent agronomic package," said Dave Kelner, technology development lead, Western Canada. "It is rated 'MR' for blackleg and 'R' for fusarium wilt, with medium maturity."

Growers who are interested in booking 72-55 RR should contact their local retailer. You can also learn more about 72-55 RR at

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