THE PROFITABILITY OF SEEDING THE F2 GENERATION OF HYBRID CANOLA

The high cost of hybrid (HY) canola (Brassica napus L.) seed has some producers considering F2 generation hybrid farm-saved seed (HY-FSS), or open-pollinated (OP) varieties (both certified and farm-saved seed). The net return (NR) of different varieties, genetic backgrounds, seeding rates, seed treatments, and seed sizing was evaluated from three experiments over eight site-years of field data from western Canada.