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Reduce pod shatter.
Increase harvest flexibility.

Giving growers the ability to straight cut or delay swath canola without sacrificing yield potential, the patented Pod Shatter Reduction technology from InVigor® hybrid canola continues to revolutionize the way canola growers approach their entire season.

The patented Pod Shatter Reduction trait naturally strengthens pod seams to give the plants excellent pod drop characteristics and safely retain the seeds in the pod until you are ready to harvest. These yield-enhancing properties can result in a fuller pod, larger seeds and lower green seed counts.

The Pod Shatter Reduction advantage.

With close to 40%* of Canadian canola acres being straight cut at harvest, we predict this number will hit 50% by 2020. The patented Pod Shatter Reduction technology continues to push this number higher with the benefits it provides:

  • Minimize the impact of adverse late-season weather and wind events
  • Enable growers to straight cut canola with reduced risk and no yield repercussions
  • Longer pod fill, producing larger, more mature seeds (lower green seed count)
  • Reduce harvest loss and future volunteer canola
  • Simplify harvest logistics, providing greater flexibility when you need it most

*2018 Stratus Market Research.

BASF predicts 50% of Canadian canola acres will be straight cut by 2020.

Sharpen your straight cut.

  • Monitor seeding rate to achieve desired target plant population. Growers should use adequate seeding rates to ensure a uniform stand, which in turn allows the field to mature evenly
  • Eliminate weeds. Clean fields are easier to straight cut. Weeds, when still green, can cause both harvest and storage issues
  • Be on the lookout for green plant material. Monitor your harvested canola seed even if it comes off dry as there is a greater chance of plant material making it into the sample
  • Maintain appropriate combine and reel speeds. You must re-evaluate all of your combine settings when straight cutting, which could involve slower harvest speeds. If you are using a reel, ensure the speed of the reel matches the speed of your combine
  • Consider using a pre-harvest application of Eragon® LQ herbicide + glyphosate to reduce green material and allow the crop to dry down more evenly

Pod Shatter Reduction hybrids.

Our newest 300 series hybrid demonstrated exceptionally high yield potential in both external WCC/RRC trial results and internal BASF breeding trial results.1 It features the patented Pod Shatter Reduction technology as well as first generation clubroot resistance.2


Yield Potential 111.9% of the checks (InVigor 5440 and Pioneer® 45H29) in the 2017/2018 WCC/RRC trials
111.4% of InVigor L233P (n=28 trials, 2018)
Maturity 1 day earlier than InVigor L252
Height Medium
Lodging resistance Strong
Blackleg rating R (resistant)
Growing zone All growing zones
Herbicide system(s) LibertyLink®
Agronomic trait(s) Patented Pod Shatter Reduction technology
First generation clubroot resistance2

InVigor L233P was grown on more acres in Canada than any other canola hybrid in 20193. Featuring the patented Pod Shatter Reduction technology, this early-maturing, high-yielding hybrid provides greater harvest flexibility for growers looking to manage their day-to-day workload during the busy harvest season.


Yield potential 108.8% of the checks (InVigor 5440, Pioneer® 45H29) in 2014/15
WCC/RRC registration trials
Maturity Over 3 days earlier than the average of the checks
Height Medium
Lodging resistance Strong
Blackleg rating R (resistant)
Growing zones All growing zones
Herbicide system(s) LibertyLink
Agronomic trait(s) Patented Pod Shatter Reduction technology

With both the patented Pod Shatter Reduction technology and second generation multigenic clubroot resistance, InVigor L234PC offers outstanding yield potential. This hybrid is a great fit for growers in known clubroot-affected areas.


Yield potential 104% of the checks (InVigor 5440 & Pioneer 45H29) in 2017 WCC/RRC trials
Maturity 3 days earlier than the average of the checks
Height Medium
Lodging resistance Strong
Blackleg rating R (resistant)
Growing zones All growing zones
Herbicide system(s) LibertyLink
Agronomic trait(s) Patented Pod Shatter Reduction technology
Second generation clubroot resistance2

This medium-height hybrid has excellent standability and performance and is well suited for growers in mid- to long growing zones. InVigor L255PC separates itself from other hybrids due to its impressive standability and the benefit it offers of both the patented Pod Shatter Reduction technology and first generation clubroot resistance.2

Yield potential 109% of the checks (InVigor 5440 and Pioneer 45H29) in 2016 WCC/RRC trials
Maturity 1.5 days later than the average of the checks
Height Medium
Lodging resistance Very strong
Blackleg rating R (resistant)
Growing zones All mid- to long growing zones
Herbicide system(s) LibertyLink
Agronomic trait(s) Patented Pod Shatter Reduction technology
First generation clubroot resistance2

1 Western Canadian Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee (WCC/RRC) trials.
2 To predominant clubroot pathotypes found in Canada at the time of registration. InVigor L345PC and InVigor L255PC all share the same 1st generation clubroot resistance profile. InVigor L234PC has this resistance profile plus it contains 2nd generation multigenic clubroot resistance to additional clubroot pathotypes to help combat evolving clubroot pathotypes.
3 2019 BPI (Business Planning Information) Data.