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Loved growing this canola. Can't find seed for next year. Looking at Proven 530 G or 9562 GC. Anyone grow these? Any other suggestions? Growing a little Clearfield VR 9560 next year for first time. Putting the rest into RR canola. :)
 

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Sure they are. Haven't you seen those heart tugging, "you grow Liberty because you have a family that supports and loves you and depends on the exceedingly great profits of liberty canola to provide for them by growing brand x" commercials? ;-)

With material like that, how can you go wrong. Invoke an emotion. Marketing 101.

Yield data is showing the better ones are all pretty much the same when averages and promotional material is generated. You may notice that the Y axis on the yield difference spread is maybe 2 to 4 bushels - yet more clever marketing to make you think it yields twice as much as a competitor. Also how there is 3 or 4 varieties featured yet they all have different checks so you cant compare anything and you have no idea how they actually performed. Or how certain companies simply drop trials they don't win at. Shame on you, you know who you are!

That said, certain varieties perform better in certain areas. That is where you doing your own real research pays off for your own farm, in your own local area. You would never think it could be so specific, but it is fascinating to observe. And is the main reason why there isn't a 'best' overall canola - no clear winner - in a wide geographical area such as provincially, western canada or especially combine forum.

You need to find your own winner, with your farming method, rotation, fertility, land, rainfall..... But alas, that takes work and most simply don't bother. They pick the best rep who buys them the best trips.

Does anyone have trouble picking a flax variety? Nope. Seed companies don't give a crap which variety i grow - they don't make obscene profits from it like canola.
 

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I loved 9553 also.... Year before this we grew it, 1990 from Canterra and VT500G.


The 500G is pretty much the same as 9553 yield wise and swathing wise, however it runs through the combine SOOO much better. If you can get your hands on it, that would be your best bet.


1990 is a darn good canola variety... however it does have a lean to it. Little harder swathing, little easier combining.

9553 was 5bu less than 500 and 1990 was within margin of error.
 

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Sure they are. Haven't you seen those heart tugging, "you grow Liberty because you have a family that supports and loves you and depends on the exceedingly great profits of liberty canola to provide for them by growing brand x" commercials? ;-)

With material like that, how can you go wrong. Invoke an emotion. Marketing 101.

Yield data is showing the better ones are all pretty much the same when averages and promotional material is generated. You may notice that the Y axis on the yield difference spread is maybe 2 to 4 bushels - yet more clever marketing to make you think it yields twice as much as a competitor. Also how there is 3 or 4 varieties featured yet they all have different checks so you cant compare anything and you have no idea how they actually performed. Or how certain companies simply drop trials they don't win at. Shame on you, you know who you are!

That said, certain varieties perform better in certain areas. That is where you doing your own real research pays off for your own farm, in your own local area. You would never think it could be so specific, but it is fascinating to observe. And is the main reason why there isn't a 'best' overall canola - no clear winner - in a wide geographical area such as provincially, western canada or especially combine forum.

You need to find your own winner, with your farming method, rotation, fertility, land, rainfall..... But alas, that takes work and most simply don't bother. They pick the best rep who buys them the best trips.

Does anyone have trouble picking a flax variety? Nope. Seed companies don't give a crap which variety i grow - they don't make obscene profits from it like canola.
Wow, who pissed in your Corn Flakes this morning Brian?;)

Actually, I agree with you across the board.:)
I especially like the 3 bushel top to bottom graph for yield comparing!:rolleyes:
 
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