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.
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 in the majority of BASF’s 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.
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.