canola frequently asked questions

How do Pioneer® brand hybrids compare to other leading canola hybrids?

Pioneer has multiple years of both internal and third party data that supports Pioneer® brand hybrid genetics’ competitiveness with industry leaders.

Ask your territory Pioneer Sales Representative to view our STRIKE Trials.  Pioneer has a canola hybrid suitable for any farm in Australian canola growing areas, offering competitive yields and strong disease resistance. View our Canola Hybrids and choose the hybrid that is right for you.

What hybrid should I grow?

Pioneer has the most extensive range of proven hybrids in all regions and growing environments. To determine the best hybrid for your growing environment,


Should I invest in Betta Strike® Seed Protection?

Betta Strike® Seed Protection is standard on all Pioneer canola hybrids for the most effective control of Blackleg seedling infection in canola. Betta Strike also offers Poncho Plus insecticide for control of cut worm, wire worm, aphids, red legged earth mite, blue oat mite and suppression of Lucerne Flea. We highly recommend ordering your seed with either Betta Strike seed protection or our custom seed treatment option where avaliable.

What are my weed control options?

Pioneer canola hybrids offer three herbicide technology platforms for weed control.

For Pioneer Roundup Ready® hybrids, the weed control options include straight or multiple glyphosate applications. Roundup® (glyphosate) herbicides provide excellent knockdown control of a wide range of grass and broadleaf species. Roundup herbicides are post-emergent and have no residual soil activity.

For Pioneer Clearfield® hybrids, Intervix® herbicide offers a broad spectrum grass and broadleaf weed control. For Pioneer Triazine-tolerant hybrids, triazine offers high levels of control of key brassica weed species, such as Wild Radish. This system also provides average control of key grass species such as annual ryegrass, thereby taking pressure off herbicide resistance development in these grass species.

Where do I buy Pioneer® brand canola from?

A grower can purchase Pioneer canola seed from a recognized Pioneer canola seed retail store.

Which Pioneer® brand canola hybrid should I grow?

Not sure which canola hybrid to grow? Don't worry. There is help available to you. If you are unsure of what to do or how to get started, call Pioneer on 1800 PIONEER (746 633) and we will be happy to assist.