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Hybrids backed by a history of innovation.

BASF tests thousands of potential hybrids every year and only a select few meet our rigorous quality controls thereby attaining the name of InVigor® hybrid canola. Since 1997, the long-standing history of InVigor is based on the high-performance standards and ingenuity of the InVigor canola team to meet the needs of Canadian growers. 


“Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.” 

- Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


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Break the yield ceiling.

Through technological advances such as our proprietary hybridization system, InVigor breeders can now boast yields that are up to 115.6% of the new checks.* With years of experience producing hybrid canola, as well as providing new stable genetic packages annually, growers can feel confident that BASF continues to push the yield envelope to deliver results on farm.

*Western Canada Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee 2020/2021 trials; InVigor L350PC against checks InVigor L255PC and Pioneer® 45H33

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Continue the campaign against clubroot.

Clubroot was first identified in canola in 2003 and has become an increasing problem as it continues to spread across the prairies. Fortunately, through rigorous breeding efforts, the first clubroot-resistant InVigor canola hybrid—InVigor L135C—was launched in 2011 to help affected growers manage this potentially devastating disease alongside integrated pest management strategies. All current InVigor clubroot-resistant canola hybrids have been developed to be resistant to the most predominant clubroot pathotypes in Canada at the time of their registration. The BASF InVigor portfolio now has both first- and second-generation hybrids to help in the fight against this serious disease. Combining BASF clubroot-resistant InVigor hybrids with its patented Pod Shatter Reduction hybrids is part of the reason InVigor has been grown on more than 200 million acres in Canada (and counting).

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Choose strength and durability.
(In other words, Pod Shatter Reduction technology).


“InVigor hybrid canola continues to amaze us year in and year out. It consistently outperforms the competition in both yield and harvestability, and because of that, it is continuing to grow more market share on our farm every year. The Pod Shatter Reduction technology aids with our harvest and swath timing, and the clubroot-resistant strains they've been building in their program gives me peace of mind knowing I can do my part in keeping my fields clean and productive.”

- Mark, SK, Contest entry in 2020 InVigor Community Challenge 


The patented Pod Shatter Reduction technology was designed to help protect growers’ yield potential and let them manage their time during harvest by offering the flexibility of straight cutting or delayed harvest. Since the introduction of this trait in 2014, BASF Pod Shatter Reduction technology can now be found across the entire InVigor hybrid portfolio. With the ability to help growers reduce both time and labor costs, plus minimize the risk of yield loss, the BASF Pod Shatter Reduction trait is a canola game changer.

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Fight weeds with Liberty herbicide

Growing herbicide-tolerant canola gives growers the ability to practice conservation tillage which means increased moisture retention with fewer implement passes, and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion and costs.


With the Group 10 mode of action found in Liberty® herbicide, used for both InVigor and licensed LibertyLink® competitor canola hybrids, LibertyLink® has grown to be the herbicide system of choice in Western Canada. Glufosinate-ammonium has a long-standing history since 1994 and, despite this, has no confirmed weed resistance in Western Canada. Due to its fast-acting ability to manage both grassy and broadleaf weeds, Liberty helps LibertyLink canola establish its plant stand and crop canopy quickly, resulting in maximization of inputs for the crop. Liberty is also considered to be “neighbour friendly” due to its contact mode of action and low soil mobility, which are both desirable in choosing a herbicide-tolerant system in canola.

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Stay on the leading edge of growing with the Liberty & Trait Agreement.

The evergreen Liberty & Trait Agreement (LTA) is a contract that gives growers the opportunity to possess and use innovative traits and technologies. These include LibertyLink certified canola seed (including InVigor), LibertyLink certified soybean seed and Liberty herbicide. BASF is also pleased to offer InVigor Choice, which contains both LibertyLink trait technologies and TruFlex® canola with Roundup Ready® Technology.