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Nuseed to release new breed of canola

by Grain Central, 11 August 2017

NUSEED Australia is expanding its product portfolio to include a new breed of hybrid triazine tolerant (TT) canola, to be marketed under the HyTTec brand.

“Our new line of HyTTec canola varieties will combine hybrid seed traits, such as early vigour, a strengthened disease background and excellent yield performance, with the same herbicide tolerance benefits of the TT system,” Nuseed Australia commercial manager, Andrew Loorham, said.

Triazine tolerant canola is the most widely grown technology in Australia due to the effectiveness of its weed management system.

Mr Loorham said a full pipeline of HyTTec varieties was under development at the Nuseed Innovation Centre in Horsham, Victoria, with trials showing very promising results.

“HyTTec Trophy is currently in the ground in both National Variety Trials and Nuseed’s own grower-based crop agronomy trials across the country, and we look forward to sharing the results at the end of the season,” he said.

To reduce the up-front hurdles faced by growers when comparing traditional hybrid and OP options, Nuseed plans to use an End Point Royalty (EPR) arrangement for HyTTec.

“Growers are very supportive of our current EPR arrangements on open-pollinated varieties and the EPR program for HyTTec varieties will operate the same way,” Mr Loorham said.

“We’ve conducted extensive market research to get a good understanding of growers’ views on the factors at play when they’re looking at the current hybrid offers in the TT segment, and we’re confident we’ve addressed one of the main barriers with our commercial offer.”

Under the EPR system, growers are required to accurately declare their varieties at the receival point after harvest. The royalties are then reinvested in Nuseed’s breeding program, funding the ongoing development of both open pollinated and hybrid varieties.

Mr Loorham said Nuseed’s pipeline of HyTTec varieties would be complemented by a range of current and future open pollinated varieties to provide growers with the most comprehensive variety choices.

Source: Nuseeed Australia

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