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Winnipeg, July 15, 2019 – Canadian canola growers will have access to another new variety for the 2020 growing season. Cibus announced today it has registered Falco™ brand 79K, the company’s second canola variety, for sale to growers in Canada.

“Today’s announcement showcases the timeliness and adaptability of Falco™ brand seed in meeting the needs of western Canadian canola growers,” said Norm Sissons, Director of Marketing at Cibus. “79K is the best-performing Falco™ hybrid yet, giving growers high yielding canola that can attract a premium price.”

Falco™ brand 79K gives Canadian growers a sulfonylurea (SU) herbicide tolerant canola with mid-season maturity. Cibus has established relationships with North American grain crushers, providing canola growers the opportunity to sell 79K through premium grain contracts.

“With our Falco™ seed brand we are committed to bringing the latest technology to Canadian canola growers at a pace that they have not yet experienced,” added Sissons. “We are invested in the long-term future of Canadian agriculture and want growers to know this is only the beginning. By earning the trust of growers, we plan on being the go-to company for growers who want to do things differently.”

With Falco™ canola commercial operations based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cibus will deliver cutting-edge plant breeding technology that brings beneficial traits to canola faster than ever before.

Growers can see for themselves what sets Falco™ 79K apart from other canola hybrids on the market by visiting a demo plot at this year’s Ag In Motion, July 16-18 in Langham, Saskatchewan. Growers can also learn more by attending a plot tour organized through their local Falco™ representative or by visiting


Cibus is a biotechnology company using advanced technologies to develop desirable plant traits for the global seed industry by precisely editing a plant’s genes without the integration of foreign genetic material. This technique accelerates natural breeding that has been a staple of farming for thousands of years and has been classified in certain key agricultural markets as not subject to GMO regulation. Cibus has launched its first commercial canola products, now marketed under the Falco™ brand, and is developing a pipeline of beneficial traits in other crops that it plans to license, including healthier oil quality, disease resistance, and herbicide tolerance. Cibus has established crop platforms in canola, rice, flax, potato, and is now developing platforms in wheat, corn, soybean and peanut. The broad applicability of Cibus’ technologies is highlighted by Nucelis, which extends the company’s trait development program to microorganisms, including yeast, bacteria and algae, for the food, flavor and fragrance and personal care markets. The company has subsidiaries in Europe and North America and a state-of-the-art research and development center in San Diego.

Falco™ is the Commercial Seed Brand of Cibus™

Falco Commercial Seed Division of Cibus
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