Roundup Ready canola
Roundup Ready canola plants are tolerant to applications of Roundup Ready Herbicides through the use of gene technology, providing excellent weed control to canola farmers and enabling higher yield potential.
In susceptible plants (non-Roundup Ready Technology plants) glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, blocks the production of the EPSPS enzyme which is essential for the production of amino acids that are the building blocks for proteins in the plant. As a result the plant dies.
Bayer has utilised gene technology to insert two genes which make Roundup Ready canola plants tolerant to applications of glyphosate:
• The CP4 gene produces a separate enzyme which enables amino acid production to continue even in the presence of glyphosate.
• The GOX gene produces an enzyme which metabolises glyphosate to AMPA and glyoxylate, inactivating the herbicide.
Benefit from high yielding varieties
- Excellent varietal options, with a range of maturities suited to all regions and rainfall environments
- Roundup Ready canola varieties are high yielding and offer a high oil content
Utilise Roundup Ready canola as part of an effective IWM strategy
- Use of an alternative post emergent herbicide group (Group M)
- An opportunity to rotate herbicide groups and reduce reliance on Group A and B chemistry
- No residual carry-over into following crops
A valuable weed control tool
- Roundup Ready canola provides excellent control of both annual ryegrass and wild radish. It’s a very effective tool particularly in instances where there is suspected or confirmed clethodim and/or imidazolinone resistance.
Maximise early sowing opportunities
- Dry sow Roundup Ready canola and spray a post-sowing knockdown
- Flexible sowing windows provide improved opportunities for setting up maximum yield potential
- Dual-tolerance Roundup Ready/triazine-tolerant varieties can also assist control of multiple in-season weed germinations
2019 Roundup Ready canola varieties
Bayer partner with leading canola seed companies to ensure Roundup Ready canola is available in high-performing varieties. Please contact seed companies directly for variety-specific inquiries.
2019 Roundup Ready canola technology fee
In the 2020 season, there’s one simple technology fee for TruFlex and Roundup Ready canola traits, which is $8.90 (ex. GST) per kilogram. The fee will be invoiced to farmers by their Technology Service Provider (TSP) at the point of purchase. In 2020, all TruFlex canola and Roundup Ready canola technology fees are now eligible for Bayer's DecilePro program, which helps farmers to manage low growing season rainfall.
Key features of the DecilePro program include:
- DecilePro is available to anyone who purchases TruFlex canola and/or Roundup Ready canola, there is no additional cost to participate in the program.
- DecilePro helps farmers manage the risk of low growing season rainfall by providing a credit to growers who receive a decile 2 rainfall amount or below, equivalent to 30% of the technology fee and redeemable on a wide range of Bayer products.
- DecilePro is specific to every farm – by entering a GPS point, farmers can rest assured that the rain they receive is used to calculate their unique decile. Rainfall deciles are calculated by taking the observed rainfall record at a location and sorting the rainfall amounts into ten equal parts. Decile 1 would be the years with the lowest rainfall on record and decile 10 would be the years with the highest rainfall on record. This means that the DecilePro program will be different for each grower.
To participate in the 2020 DecilePro program:
- Farmers will need to provide their specific field(s) GPS point(s) to their Technology Service Provider by 15 April 2020.
- Growing season rainfall will be measured between 1 May and 30 September, 2020.
- If farmers receive a decile 2 or below rainfall, they will receive a 30% credit to be used for eligible Bayer products.
Plus, if the TruFlex or Roundup Ready canola crop needs to be replanted, Bayer will waive the technology fee on the seed purchased for replanting*. Farmers should contact their local TSP for more information. A list of TSPs can be found here.
*Subject to verification. Applies to Roundup Ready Canola varieties only, when replant occurs in the same growing season. It is each farmers responsibility to notify their TSP that seed is for replant in order to avoid paying the technology fee twice.
The DecilePro program is valid for technology fee only and does not include seed cost or any other input costs. Please see full terms and conditions for further information.