Monsanto Canada Inc.

Monsanto Canada Inc.

March 01, 2011 10:00 ET

DEKALB® Brand Releases Additional Supplies of 73 Series Canola Hybrid

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - Monsanto announced today it will be releasing additional supplies of DEKALB® brand 73-67 RR canola across Western Canada immediately.

73-67 RR is a high-yielding Genuity® Roundup Ready® canola hybrid that has the potential to perform well in all zones. It can also help growers in clubroot risk regions to effectively manage disease.

"This 73 series hybrid offers high yield potential, early maturity and a strong disease package," said Dave Kelner, technology development lead, Western Canada. "It has an 'R' rating to blackleg and fusarium wilt, with high oil content."

Kelner's comments were echoed by Patrick Comte, DEKALB business manager for Western Canada when he notes that 73-67 has a really great broad acre fit.

"Now that we've satisfied demand in clubroot affected areas of Alberta, we are making 73-67 RR available across the Prairies. Additional supplies are also beneficial for the market right now because of the tight seed supply we're seeing," said Comte.

Growers who are interested in booking 73-67 RR should contact their local retailer. They can also learn more about 73-67 RR at www.DEKALB.ca under Product Information.

DEKALB brand seed is the principal seed brand of Monsanto Canada, 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 www.monsanto.ca.

Contact Information

  • Western Canada
    Patrick Comte
    DEKALB Business Manager
    204 985 1083
    or
    Western Canada
    Dave Kelner
    Monsanto Technology Development Lead
    204 985 1084