Golden Age Canola

 

SIX EXTRA REASONS TO TRY THE PODGUARD® TRAIT

What happens at harvest can make or break the value of a canola crop, and have knock-on effects across your whole program. By making canola much less vulnerable to pod shatter, the new PodGuard trait technology gives you a lot more flexibility at harvest. We now also know that it creates The PodGuard Paddock Advantage to deliver the crop's full yield potential.

1. Take the timing pressure off at harvest

Don’t let the risk of shattering – or hot, windy weather – dictate your priorities at harvest. PodGuard canola can give you the flexibility to harvest other paddocks first.

2. Eliminate guesswork about windrowing

Until now, deciding when to windrow was always a debate about risk versus return. PodGuard canola allows you to gain valuable extra yield by windrowing later or simply direct-heading.

3. Cut the cost of harvesting

PodGuard allows you to eliminate the whole cost of windrowing, and reduce risk of lost seed through mechanical shattering.

4. Profit from the crop's full potential

For safety's sake, most growers harvest canola before it has reached its full potential. You can leave a PodGuard crop standing until even the hollows are mature.

5. Protect yourself against extreme weather

This video, taken after a storm hit a trial at Meckering last year, show just how much protection against shattering and potential loss of yield PodGuard may provide.

6. Save on volunteer canola control

Spilled seed doesn't just mean lost yield. It also means using knockdowns and in-crop sprays the next season, and the risk of a green bridge for pests and disease.