Finishing Strong. STRAIGHT CUT
DEKALB® 75-65 RR

Thinking of straight cutting your canola?

Grow 75-65 RR, the leading DEKALB brand hybrid for straight cutting.

Do you remember a time when there wasn’t even a coffee shop conversation about straight cutting canola? Swathing was the only option. Now, we know that many of you are innovating and considering straight cutting your canola. Not only to help maximize your time at harvest but to lend a hand with the pressure to keep equipment running with limited manpower and daylight hours.

If you’re considering straight cutting your canola for 2017, the DEKALB Brand team wants you to try 75-65 RR. Straight cut it or swath it - It’s the best of both worlds.


75-65 RR is the first straight cut canola hybrid to come out of the Monsanto breeding program. DEKALB Market Development (MD) Trials have shown that 75-65 RR has great yield potential, good standability, strong pod integrity, and excellent harvestability. See it for yourself - Get it now for the 2016 growing season.

Strengths & Differentiators

  • EXCELLENT straight cut option
  • EARLY maturity gives you the FLEXIBILITY to harvest first
  • 3 to 7 days EARLIER to combine than the average of the checks
  • A good fit almost everywhere in Western Canada

Click here to see where 75-65 RR went 72.1 bu/ac!

Click here to request more information from the DEKALB Brand team on the right hybrid choice for your farm. 


“With my experience in straight cutting,
75-65 RR dries down a lot quicker than anything else that I’ve used – this one is a leader right now.”

– Josh Lade, WG Feeders, Osler, SK         


DEKALB® Agronomist Tip:

If you have an adjustable knife, move it as far forward as possible and set your reel speed to the slowest possible speed where it is still effective. Sometimes cutting the crop at an angle can be more effective. When starting each field, you may need to play with your header's in cab adjustments to find the setting that works best to ensure you are maximizing yield potential and not leaving anything in the field.


  • Seed early to ensure proper growing window.
  • Spray at label rates and staging.
  • Straight cut at 10% moisture or lower; when canola has dark brown to black seed and a dry stem.
  • 75-65 RR is early maturing and will allow you to straight cut earlier



When straight cutting, think about the type of combine header you have or are using. A proper header will prevent the crop from bunching up and not flowing properly and will allow you to move along more efficiently. The Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) research on Canola Direct-Cut Harvest Systems has found that rigid, draper, or extendable cutterbar headers appear to all be viable header options for straight cutting canola. However, there are feeding and loss differences. PAMI recommends modifying the ends of the header to provide a smooth surface to reduce loss and removing sharp edges at the center of the auger as well as using lower auger speed to reduce header loss.​



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Weed Control

The presence of green weeds in the field can make it difficult to straight cut. However, with the advanced weed control achieved in the Genuity® Roundup Ready® canola system, green weeds may be less of a challenge in these crops or with these hybrids. If, for some reason, green weeds are a concern in your DEKALB canola, consider using a tank-mix of Heat® LQ herbicide and Roundup Transorb® HC to control green weeds and aid in crop dry down.


You many want to consider this option in a multi-stage field if the majority of the field is ready to harvest and some is further behind. You should be advised that desiccants do not speed up maturity of a plant, they simply aid with a rapid drydown. Syngenta’s herbicide Reglone® is an on-label desiccant option for many crops, including canola. As per BASF label recommendations, Heat® LQ herbicide can also be used as a harvest aid/desiccant on canola. Consult the labels of these products for full recommendations.

DEKALB® Agronomist Tip:

If you are trying straight cutting on your farm for the first time, start small with only a percentage of your acres.

Straight Cut Resources



*Individual results may vary, and performance may vary from location to location and from year to year. This result may not be an indicator of results you may obtain as local growing, soil and weather conditions may vary. Growers should evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible.