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Pelta seed technology

Make every canola seed count for more 

Canola is one of the most profitable crops out there, but it comes with high upfront input costs. That’s why it’s important to achieve a strong, uniform stand so every seed has the opportunity to reach its true yield potential.

Product benefits

  • By taking the variability out of canola seed size, Pelta helps singulation planters perform at their peak by facilitating more accurate seed placement.
  • Consistent-sized Pelta seed also helps growers avoid common issues that can impact stand establishment, like double or triple-planted seed.
  • More accurate seed placement means canola plants emerge more uniformly, don’t compete for resources and develop evenly.
  • This helps ease decisions around in-season herbicide, sclerotinia fungicide and desiccant application timing. 
  • Each bag of canola seed with Pelta technology contains the same number of seeds, so growers can purchase exactly what they need to meet their target seedlings per acre
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The natural variability in canola seed size can cause several issues, such as seeding misses, and double- or triple-seeded canola which impact emergence and stand establishment.

 Pelta™ seed pelleting technology from Syngenta helps reduce the uncertainty, guesswork – and frustration – around growing canola. How? By making seed more consistent in size. 

Why Pelta seed size matters 

Uniform canola seed lets farmers take advantage of singulation planter technology for more accurate seed placement.

  • Better seed survivability – by up to 40%
  • Stronger stand establishment
  • More even crop development – making it easier to time in-season herbicides, fungicides and desiccation
  • Maximize canola hybrid performance and yield potential

Canola seeded with an air drill – May 14, 2021 – Carstairs, AB.
Source: Syngenta Canada 

Canola treated with Pelta technology and seeded with a singulation planter – May 14, 2021 – Carstairs, AB
Source: Syngenta Canada 

Consistency in every bag 

  • Every bag of CANTERRA SEEDS canola with Pelta technology contains the same number of seeds. So, you can purchase exactly what you need to meet your target seedlings per acre. 
  • While canola seed size can vary from year to year, Pelta-sized seed means there is no need to hunt down the right bag of seed. 

Where can growers get Pelta technology? 

For the 2024 growing season, Pelta technology will be sold exclusively on select CANTERRA SEEDS varieties. To learn more, visit canterra.com/pelta

To get more detailed Pelta info, download our 
technical bulletin, or see the news release.

Performance evaluations are based on internal trials, field observations and/or public information. Data from multiple locations and years should be consulted whenever possible. Individual results may vary depending on local growing, soil and weather conditions. Return on investment is based on the foregoing assumptions. Individual results may vary.

Getting strong canola stands isn’t easy