Advancing the Canola Industry

At Bayer, we remain dedicated to providing you with innovative solutions to meet your toughest challenges. InVigor continues to set new standards with innovative genetics, such as the newest Evolution™ canola hybrid, InVigor L255PC.

InVigor L255PC – A great combination of Pod Shatter Reduction combined with clubroot resistance. This hybrid offers you exceptional standabilty combined with solid yield performance. Suitable for the mid to long growing zones of Western Canada.

InVigor L2233P – Offering canola growers exceptional harvest flexibility, this early-maturing, high-yielding, hybrid also features our patented Pod Shatter Reduction technology.

InVigor L230 – Ideal for those in who prefer early maturity, InVigor L230 combines an outstanding yield potential with exceptional lodging resistance.

InVigor L252 – Grown on more acres than any other hybrid in 2016 and 2017*, InVIgor L252 is loved for its enhanced standability, superior blackleg resistance and incredible yield performance.

We are committed to continually meeting Canadian grower’s needs and providing our customers with solutions to their biggest challenges.

*2016 BPI (Business Planning Initiative) Data

The Science Behind InVigor

InVigor started with the idea that the exceptional genetic potential of canola could be harnessed by creating a hybrid of two genetically superior parental lines. In 1997 the first InVigor hybrid was launched on 20,000 acres in Canada. Today, InVigor represents over half the canola acres in Canada and is now a household name on the farm.

Our continued promise to you is to provide you with superior performing hybrids. From the ongoing technology investment and exceptional genetics to the incredible personal dedication of our entire team, this promise of minimizing risk and increasing yield continues today.

We remain committed to the success of Canadian growers through relentless innovation, the highest quality control standards and unparalleled production practices. Throughout each step of the way, our passionate team of InVigor experts continues to push the boundaries of performance.

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Pod Shatter Reduction
A Very Promising Future

There is a dramatic change in the wind in the way growers approach their canola harvest! Bayer is predicting that by 2020, as much as 40% to 50% of canola in Western Canada will be straight cut.

Percentage of Market Straight Cutting

Source: Bayer straight cutting canola forecast prediction.
* Stratus Market Research

The benefits of delayed swathing or straight cutting are numerous, but the biggest advantage of pod shatter reduction technology is the added flexibility you gain. With the enhanced yield protection, giving you more freedom and flexibility when making crucial harvest management decisions.

Canola hybrids with the patented Pod Shatter Reduction technology will continue to enable growers to take advantage of straight cutting. This technology allows the pods to fill for a longer period of time resulting in larger seeds, a fuller pod and potential for lower green seed counts. Furthermore, this may also reduce the amount of volunteer canola in your fields by ensuring the seeds end up in your bin, minimizing management challenges in future years.

For more details, download the PSR factsheet.

See how pod shatter reduction gives you the flexibility you need.
Straight Cutting Tips

When planning to straight cut, use these tips for best results:

  • Watch your seeding rate: Growers should target an even plant population to ensure a uniform stand, which in turn allows the field to mature evenly.
  • Choose your hybrid carefully: All canola can be successfully straight cut, but now growers can actually choose hybrids, such as InVigor L140P and InVigor L233P, that were designed to be straight cut.
  • Eliminate weeds: A clean field is easier to straight cut, especially if those weeds are still green. Green weeds can cause issues while harvesting and in storage.
  • Keep disease under control: Diseases, such as sclerotinia or alternaria black spot, can cause increased shattering resulting in uneven maturity.
  • Monitor the weather: Cooler, overcast days can be an advantage when straight cutting to minimize shattering.
  • Maintain appropriate combine and reel speed: You must re-evaluate all of your combine settings when straight cutting, which often will involve slower harvest speeds. If you are using a reel, ensure the speed of the reel matches the speed of your combine.
  • Look out for green plant material: Ensure you monitor your harvested canola seed, even if it comes off dry because there is a greater chance of plant material making it into the sample.
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Clubroot Management
Picture of clubroot infected canola roots

Clubroot is a devastating disease and can cause major yield loss. Implementing an integrated pest management system using a hybrid with built-in resistance is an excellent tool to help manage the disease. Maximize and protect the potential of your crop with InVigor L135C, InVigor L241C and NEW InVigor L255PC. Each hybrid has been engineered to help prevent clubroot development.

Clubroot-Resistant Canola Genetics
As part of an integrated pest management strategy for clubroot disease in canola, InVigor L255PC, InVigor L135C and InVigor L241C have been developed to be resistant to the predominant clubroot pathotypes identified in Canada at the time these hybrids were registered.

In field environments, clubroot populations may contain or develop additional pathotypes, such as 5X, where InVigor L255PC, InVigor L241C, InVigor L135C, and other clubroot-resistant canola hybrids with similar resistance profiles could be susceptible.

New pathotypes may become dominant in the clubroot population if canola hybrids with similar resistance profiles are used repeatedly in the same field. To maximize the durability of genetic resistance in canola hybrids, appropriate integrated pest management strategies should be followed. Bayer supports the Canola Council of Canada’s agronomic recommendations when growing these InVigor hybrids.

Find out more about InVigor L241C, InVigor L135C and L255PC.

For more Information about Clubroot, please visit

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DST Protocols

Our Demonstration Strip Trials are managed by real growers in their own fields, using their own equipment and practices. All trials are replicated on the same field to maximize the validity of the results. Each trial is also monitored to ensure all herbicide, fungicide and insecticide applications and swathing are appropriately timed. Hybrid varieties are only compared to one another when grown at common sites.

Aerial photo of InVigor DST VIEW DST RESULTS
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Volunteer Canola Management

Cross pollination in your canola field is a normal occurrence in Western Canada. Therefore, volunteer canola can contain more than one herbicide-tolerant trait, regardless of the herbicide tolerance system(s) that have previously been grown. Volunteer canola should be actively managed and there are multiple options available to control volunteer canola of all herbicide tolerances.

For more information, check out the Canola Council of Canada's recommendations on controlling volunteer canola.

To help manage volunteer canola, click here to find out more about Pardner.

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