Monsanto Canada Inc.

Monsanto Canada Inc.

October 31, 2016 09:30 ET

DEKALB® brand releases new clubroot-resistant product for 2017 with early maturity options

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Oct. 31, 2016) - The DEKALB® brand is pleased to announce the release of its newest clubroot-resistant canola hybrid, 75-42 CR, available now for the 2017 growing season.

The newest clubroot-resistant hybrid from DEKALB, 75-42 CR, is the most extensively tested canola hybrid ever to enter the DEKALB lineup. 75-42 CR gives farmers early maturity options combined with excellent yield potential. This combination gives farmers in Central Alberta another tool to combat disease pressure and Mother Nature.

"The new 75-42 CR hybrid offers a new, early maturing alternative in the battle against clubroot," said Dave Kelner, canola portfolio manager for Monsanto. "Central Alberta farmers are often challenged with late harvests. This product will be one of the earliest maturing clubroot-resistant products available in the market. Combined with outstanding yield potential and a well-rounded agronomic package, this product will have a fit on every farm in that area."

Early maturing hybrids allow a grower to make the most of what can be limited heat units in some years and enable the crop to reach full maturity in a shorter amount of time. "They allow a grower to seed after early spring storms and harvest before the typical frost begins," explained Edmonton-based DEKALB field agronomist Kerran Clements. "Using hybrids with different maturities also helps farmers spread out their harvest and get the crop off at an optimal time."

Adverse weather at harvest negatively impacts yield and is a top-of-mind issue for Alberta farmers after the inclement weather experienced this season. "With a product like this, there is more peace of mind that you will actually get your crop in and you will get the full potential of the seed because it has been allowed to reach its full maturity," said Red Deer-based DEKALB field agronomist Erin McDougall.

For more information about DEKALB® 75-42 CR, farmers can visit www.DEKALB.ca or speak to a DEKALB representative in their area by calling 1-84-GO-DEKALB today.

About the DEKALB® brand

DEKALB is a national agricultural seed brand and leading provider of canola, corn, and soybean seed to Canadian farmers. We are passionate about farming and agriculture and most importantly, the people in the business. With more than 50 DEKALB Sales Representatives and Field Agronomists across Canada, you can count on the local support, valuable knowledge, and home-grown advice from our team in your area. Simply put, we want to help you get the most out of your seed, crops, and farm business operation.

Learn more at www.DEKALB.ca or follow us on Twitter @DEKALB_Canada.

About Monsanto Company

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monsanto Canada Inc. is part of the larger global Monsanto Company. Monsanto is an agricultural company committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce a variety of seeds ranging from fruits and vegetables to key crops - such as corn, soybeans, canola and cotton - that help farmers produce abundant and nutritious food. We work to find sustainable agriculture solutions that help farmers conserve natural resources, use data to improve farming practices, use water and other important resources more efficiently, and protect their crops from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world's biggest challenges.

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