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Choose the hybrid that fills your field with vigor.

Canadian growers are always working hard to keep up with the increasing global demand for canola production. Canola growers know that there are many factors to get the highest yields. The leading genetics of InVigor® is the first step in maximizing your canola yields and profitability.

To have your InVigor canola hybrids realize their full yield potential, follow a targeted plant population plan.

InVigor Yield Results

See how InVigor hybrids performed against competitive hybrids in your area.

Target Plant Population

After extensive trials, it has been determined an optimal plant population of 5 to 7 plants/ft2 maximizes the performance of your InVigor hybrids.

  • Can improve yield performance.
  • Maximizes seedbed utilization and available resources (light, moisture, nutrients).
  • Promotes uniform maturity and improved standability.
  • Improved management from stressors such as heat, low moisture and disease.
  • Improves crop competition which helps control weeds.

Seeding Rates

Optimal seeding rates and plant survivability.

Achieving your optimal plant population (5 to 7 plants/ft2) requires careful consideration of both your seeding rate and plant survivability.

BASF recommends planting 10 seeds per square foot to target your ideal plant population. This number is based on the average survivability of InVigor hybrids being 60%. However, every field and season are different, so ongoing monitoring to understand the unique survivability of your fields is essential to your crop’s success.

Establishment and survivability counts.

STEP 1: Establishment Count
This count is performed at emergence, following your first application of Liberty® herbicide (to remove potential weeds). Simply count the number of plants in a linear foot of a row and measure row width.

Plant density is determined by:

PLANTS/FT2 = (Average # Of Plants In Linear Foot of Row / Row Width (inches)) x 12


STEP 2: Fall Stubble Count
Survivability (number of plants that contribute to your yield) is determined from your fall stubble count after harvest. Simply count the number of canola stalks within a linear foot of a row and know your seeding rate.

Survivability is determined by:

% SURVIVABILITY = Number of Plants/FT2 (fall stubble count) / # Of Seeds Planted (Seeding Rate (lbs/ac) / TSW (grams) / 0.096) X 12

Survivability is dependent on more than just crop practices.

Pest pressures, unfavourable weather conditions and other crop stressors will have an influence on your crop’s survivability. When/if plant populations fall outside the ideal 5 to 7 plants/ft2, adjust your seeding rate accordingly.

Common Crop Stressors

Biotic/living

  • Disease
  • Insects
  • Weeds

Abiotic/mechanical

  • Equipment calibration
  • Soil conditions
  • Seeding depth and speed
  • Crop residue
  • Fertilizer placement

Seeding rate

The table below provides an excellent tool for fine tuning your seeding rates to achieve your desired plant stand. The numbers are manipulated through thousand seed weight and survivability.

For more information on how to identify the TSW please visit the Resources page.

*Recommended rates on the bags are based on seeding 10 seeds/ft2 to achieve 6 plants/ft2 (ie. assuming 60% survivability). Results vary based due to environmental factors and management practices.

Hybrids

A number of InVigor hybrids have been developed to suit the needs of each unique farm. The table below makes deciding the hybrid that’s right for your farm simple.

InVigor L230 InVigor L233P InVigor L135C InVigor L140P InVigor L241C InVigor L157H InVigor L252 InVigor L255PC
High Yield Potential InVigorL230 Very
Strong
InVigorL233P Very
Strong
InVigorL135C Strong InVigorL140P Strong InVigorL241C Very
Strong
InVigorL157H Strong InVigorL252 Very
Strong
InVigorL255PC Very
Strong
Standability InVigorL230 Very
Strong
InVigorL233P Strong InVigorL135C Strong InVigorL140P Strong InVigorL241C Very
Strong
InVigorL157H Strong InVigorL252 Very
Strong
InVigorL255PC Very
Strong
Environment Delays Seeding InVigorL230 Very
Strong
InVigorL233P Very
Strong
InVigorL135C Very
Strong
InVigorL140P Strong InVigorL241C Strong InVigorL157H Strong InVigorL252 Strong InVigorL255PC Strong
Blackleg Resistance InVigorL230 Strong InVigorL233P Strong InVigorL135C Strong InVigorL140P Very
Strong
InVigorL241C Strong InVigorL157H Strong InVigorL252 Very
Strong
InVigorL255PC Strong
Clubroot Resistance InVigorL230 Strong InVigorL233P Strong InVigorL135C Very
Strong
InVigorL140P Very
Strong
InVigorL241C Strong InVigorL157H Very
Strong
InVigorL252 Strong InVigorL255PC Strong
Designed for Straight Cutting InVigorL230 Strong InVigorL233P Very
Strong
InVigorL135C Strong InVigorL140P Very
Strong
InVigorL241C Strong InVigorL157H Strong InVigorL252 Strong InVigorL255PC Very
Strong
Minimize Early Fall Frost Risk InVigorL230

Very
Strong

InVigorL233P Very
Strong
InVigorL135C Very
Strong
InVigorL140P Strong InVigorL241C Strong InVigorL157H Strong InVigorL252 Strong InVigorL255PC Strong
Security of a Contract InVigorL230 Strong InVigorL233P Strong InVigorL135C Strong InVigorL140P Strong InVigorL241C Strong InVigorL157H Very
Strong
InVigorL252 Strong InVigorL255PC Strong
LibertyLink® Hybrid InVigorL230 Very
Strong
InVigorL233P Very
Strong
InVigorL135C Very
Strong
InVigorL140P Very
Strong
InVigorL241C Very
Strong
InVigorL157H Very
Strong
InVigorL252 Very
Strong
InVigorL255PC Very
Strong

A fit for every field.

Your needs are always changing and we’re always working to suit your needs. Our goal to provide you with a range of desirable traits and address your management practices is reflected in our ever-evolving hybrid options. Not only do we provide you with options with our InVigor hybrids, but we also make that option simple by providing multiple easy-to-reference charts, like the one below.

Hybrid Maturity (days)1
InVigor L230 Maturity (days)13.5 days early
InVigor L233P Maturity (days)13.5 days early
InVigor L135C Maturity (days)13 days early
InVigor L140P Maturity (days)13 days early
InVigor L241C Maturity (days)12 days early
InVigor L157H Maturity (days)11 day early
InVigor L252 Maturity (days)11 day after
InVigor L255PC Maturity (days)12 days after

1 All maturity values are in comparison to InVigor 5440.


Lodging resistance


Hybrid Lodging Resistance2
InVigor L157H Lodging Distance2Good
InVigor L135C Lodging Distance2Strong
InVigor L140P Lodging Distance2Strong
InVigor 233P Lodging Distance2Strong
InVigor L230 Lodging Distance2Strong
InVigor L252 Lodging Distance2Strong
InVigor L255PC Lodging Distance2Very Strong
InVigor L241C Lodging Distance2Very Strong

2 Results may vary based on management practices and environmental factors.


Mix it up with multiple hybrids.

How using multiple InVigor hybrids can benefit your farm:

  • Different maturity dates provide greater flexibility with respect to swathing and harvest timing.
  • Early flowering can benefit you by reducing the risk caused by unfavourable weather conditions around harvest.
  • Multiple resistant hybrids allow for management of blackleg resistance without having to switch herbicide-tolerant systems.
  • Gain confidence in new varieties by trying them on a smaller scale.

InVigor evolution hybrids.

InVigor evolution hybrids represent the latest and greatest in terms of canola innovation. Each of these hybrids offer you the latest genetic advancement for the desired trait you are looking for in your canola.

InVigor evolution hybrids:
  • InVigor L255PC – the newest all-in-one pod shatter reduction and clubroot resistant hybrid.
  • InVigor L241C – clubroot resistant variety with an extremely high yield return.
  • InVigor L233P – excellent yield performance and early maturity in a pod shatter reduction hybrid.
  • InVigor L252 – strong blackleg resistance and high yield in the form of a hybrid that offers mid-season maturity.
  • InVigor L140P – provides the ability to strait cut with its pod shatter reduction technology.
  • InVigor L230 – outstanding yield potential in an early-maturing  hybrid.


Pod shatter hybrids.

InVigor L255PC

The new InVigor L255PC hybrid provides patented pod shatter reduction and clubroot resistance technology without sacrificing yields. As well as offering yields that are built to impress, it offers very strong standability, incredible yield protection and the freedom of harvest flexibility for all mid to long canola growing zones in Western Canada.

Key traits

  • Greater harvest flexibility gives you the ability to delay swathing or straight cut with enhanced yield.
  • Limited pod drop.
  • The first dual-trait hybrid from InVigor.

Yield potential 109% of the checks (InVigor 5440, Pioneer® 45H29), 2016 trials
Maturity 1.50 days later than average checks
Height Medium
Lodging resistance Very strong loding resistance
Blackleg rating Blackleg resistant
Growing zone Mid to long growing seasons in Canada
Herbicide system LibertyLink herbicide system
Agronomic trait Pod shatter reduction
Clubroot resistant
InVigor L233P

Early-maturing hybrid that provides excellent yields with patented pod shatter reduction technology.

Key traits

  • Greater harvest flexibility gives you the ability to delay swathing or straight cut with enhanced yield.
  • Limited pod drop.

Yield potential 108.8% of the checks (InVigor 5440, Pioneer 45H29), 2014/2015 WCC/RRC Trials
Maturity Over 3 days earlier than the average checks
Height Medium
Lodging resistance Strong lodging resistance
Blackleg rating Blackleg resistant
Growing zone All growing zones in Canada
Herbicide system LibertyLink herbicide system
Agronomic trait Pod shatter reduction
InVigor L140P

Offers high yields on a flexible schedule with added pod shatter reduction technology.

Key traits

  • Greater harvest flexibility gives you the ability to delay swathing or straight cut with enhanced yield.
  • Limited pod drop.

Yield potential 100% of new checks (InVigor 5440, Pioneer 45H29), 2011/2012 WCC/RRC Trials
Maturity 0.5 days earlier than the average of checks
Height Short
Lodging resistance Strong lodging resistance
Blackleg rating Blackleg resistant
Growing zone All growing zones in Canada
Herbicide system LibertyLink herbicide system
Agronomic trait Pod shatter reduction



Standard hybrids.

InVigor L252

A mid-season hybrid that boasts high yields, enhanced standability and superior blackleg resistance. These positive traits are combined with excellent lodging and swathing characteristics.

Key traits

  • Highest-yielding hybrid in the 2013 DSTs with top lodging and swathability ratings.

Yield potential 110% of new checks (InVigor 5440, Pioneer 45H29), 2011/2012 WCC/RRC Trials
Maturity 1 day later than the average of checks
Height Medium
Lodging resistance Very strong lodging resistance
Blackleg rating Blackleg resistant
Growing zone All growing zones in Canada
Herbicide system LibertyLink herbicide system
InVigor L230

Early-maturing hybrid that offers high-yielding capabilities in all growing zones of Western Canada.

Key traits

  • Strong standability.
  • Early maturity provides you with an effective time management tool.

Yield potential 103.9% of new checks (InVigor 5440, Pioneer 45H29), 2014/2015 WCC/RRC Trials
Maturity 3.5 days earlier than the average of checks
Height Medium
Lodging resistance Strong lodging resistance
Blackleg rating Blackleg resistant
Growing zone All growing zones in Canada
Herbicide system LibertyLink herbicide system



Clubroot resistant hybrids.

InVigor L255PC

Clubroot resistance and high yield potential rounded off with pod shatter reduction technology. These benefits are accentuated by harvest flexibility and very strong standability.

Key traits

  • Greater harvest flexibility gives you the ability to delay swathing or straight cut with enhanced yield.
  • Limited pod drop.
  • The first dual-trait hybrid from InVigor.

Yield potential 109% of the checks (InVigor 5440, Pioneer 45H29), 2016 WCC/RRC Trials
Maturity 1.5 days later than the average of checks
Height Medium
Lodging resistance Very strong lodging resistance
Blackleg rating Blackleg resistant
Growing zone Mid to long growing seasons in Canada
Herbicide system LibertyLink herbicide system
Agronomic trait Pod shatter reduction
Clubroot resistant
InVigor L241C

The newest clubroot-resistant hybrid that combines mid maturity with outstanding yield potential and excellent standability for all regions of Western Canada.

Key traits

  • Suitable for all clubroot-affected areas of Western Canada.

Yield potential 102% of new checks (InVigor 5440, Pioneer 45H29), 2012/2013 WCC/RRC Co-op Trials
Maturity 1 day earlier than the average of checks
Height Short to medium
Lodging resistance Very strong lodging resistance
Blackleg rating Blackleg resistant
Growing zone All growing zones in Canada
Herbicide system LibertyLink herbicide system
Agronomic trait Clubroot resistant
InVigor L135C

A combination of clubroot resistance and early maturity that possesses high yield potential.

Key traits

  • Superior green seed counts.
  • Excellent lodging resistance.
  • Superior swathability and combining ratings.

Yield potential 138% of new checks (Pioneer 46A65 and Roundup Ready® Q2), 2010 WCC/RRC Co-op Trials
Maturity 3 days earlier than the average of checks
Height Short
Lodging resistance Strong lodging resistance
Blackleg rating Blackleg resistant
Growing zone All growing zones with confirmed clubroot presence
Herbicide system LibertyLink herbicide system
Agronomic trait Clubroot resistant



Health hybrids.

InVigor L157H

Newest health hybrid offering from InVigor. Offers high yield potential as well as early maturity. InVigor L157H also offers the security of a contract premium.

Key traits

  • Produces healthier heat-stable oil with high oleic content.

Yield potential 97% of new checks (InVigor 5440 & Pioneer 45H29), 2013/2014 WCC/RRC Trials
Maturity 1 day earlier than the average of checks
Height Short
Lodging resistance Strong lodging resistance
Blackleg rating Blackleg resistant
Growing zone All growing zones in Western Canada
Herbicide system LibertyLink herbicide system
Agronomic trait High oleic content

Innovation

InVigor hybrids offer innovative solutions for your fields and crop practices. Their advanced genetics provide solutions to all growers.


InVigor L255PC

  • Pod shatter reduction technology
  • Clubroot resistance
  • Excellent standability
  • High yield performance
  • Suitable for mid to long growing zones of Western Canada

InVigor L2233P

  • Pod shatter reduction technology
  • Early maturing
  • High yield performance
  • Exceptional harvest flexibility

InVigor L230

  • Very strong lodging resistance
  • Outstanding yield potential
  • Early maturing

InVigor L252

  • Grown on more acres than any other hybrid in 2016 and 2017 1
  • Very strong standability
  • Superior blackleg resistance
  • High yield performance

1 2016 BPI (Business Planning Initiative) Data

The science of InVigor

InVigor is the result of constantly improving innovative genetic potential. From its humble beginnings of covering 20,000 acres in Canada in 1997, InVigor has grown to represent over half of the canola acres in Canada as the go-to canola variety growers trust.

You work relentlessly to make the most of your acres, so we're continually working on providing you with superior hybrids; continually striving to minimize your risk and increase your yield.

Reducing pod shatter
How we harvest our canola has seen a dramatic change in recent times. Swathing is losing ground to straight cutting in terms of harvesting technique. BASF is predicting that as much as 40% to 50% of canola in Western Canada will be straight cut by 2020.

How you harvest is determined by a number of factors. While there are many potential benefits to straight cutting or delayed swathing, pod shatter reduction technology gives you the added freedom and flexibility of deciding how to best harvest your crop.

The unique pod shatter reduction technology of select InVigor hybrid canola varieties will continue to allow growers to take advantage of straight cutting and its potential yield-enhancing qualities. This technology works by allowing the pods to fill for a longer period of time, resulting in a fuller pod, larger seeds and lower green seed counts. This technology may also minimize management challenges in future years by reducing the amount of volunteer canola in fields by ensuring seeds end up in your bin.
Tips for straight cutting
  • Seeding rate: An event plant population ensures a uniform stand, resulting in even maturation of fields.
  • Hybrid selection: Choosing hybrids that were designed to be straight cut, such as InVigor L140P and InVigor L233P, can increase harvest potential in your crops.
  • Weed control: Weeds, especially ones that are still green, make straight cutting more of an issue while harvesting, as well as in storage.
  • Disease control: Increased shattering is a potential consequence of diseases such as scletotinia and alternaria black spot, resulting in uneven maturity.
  • Weather conditions: Cooler, overcast days are optimal for straight cutting to minimize shattering.
  • Combine and reel speed: Straight cutting requires you to re-evaluate your combine settings, which typically involves slower harvest speeds. Ensure the speed of the reel matches your combine speed if using a reel.
  • Monitor for green material: There is a higher probability of plant material making it into the sample with straight cutting, so ensure you monitor your harvested canola seed.
Controlling volunteer canola
Cross pollination in canola fields means volunteer canola can contain herbicide-tolerant traits. At BASF, we provide you with multiple control options for these herbicide-resistant volunteer canola varieties.
Clubroot management with InVigor
Clubroot has the potential to significantly lower yield in canola. Incorporating a hybrid with clubroot resistance into your integrated management practices is an excellent tool to aid in disease management.

InVigor 255PC, InVigor L135C and InVigor L241C hybrids have been developed to be resistant to the predominant clubroot pathotypes in Canadian canola fields.

New clubroot pathotypes may become dominant in clubroot populations if canola hybrids with similar resistance profiles are repeatedly employed in the field. To prolong the value of resistant hybrids, BASF suggests employing hybrids as a part of a larger integrated strategy to prevent or manage clubroot.

Liberty & Trait Agreement

Seed Returns

InVigor hybrid canola is known throughout Canada for its exceptional quality seed and high yield potential. BASF upholds all its products, systems and services to the highest standards, making it our priority to ensure exceptional customer satisfaction attained through best-practices during production and local field trials and programs. BASF supports all our products, systems and services with professional and knowledgeable representatives ready to assist you.

BASF regularly and rigorously tests InVigor hybrid canola through our exceptional quality control process to ensure all our customers receive consistent, high quality seed. To maintain our standards, we ask all our customers to return unopened bags of InVigor hybrid canola seed for proper storage and re-testing. Only unopened bags that have not been compromised qualify for returns. For more information, contact your local BASF representative or AgSolutions® Customer Care at 1-877-371-BASF (2273).

Products

Herbicides

Liberty 150

Liberty 150 herbicide offers unique Group 10 mode of action for dependable, fast, broad-spectrum grassy and broadleaf weed control with exceptional crop safety.

Liberty 200

Liberty 200 herbicide provides innovative group 10 chemistry with broad-spectrum control of broadleaf and grassy weeds.