|Botanical Name:||Brassica napus|
Lantmännen SW Seed AB
Lantmännen SW Seed AB, Svalöv, Sweden
|Agent in Canada:||
Bonis & Company Limited
P.O. Box 217
|Grant of Rights Date:||2008-02-26|
|Date rights surrendered:||2011-01-28|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Defender' and 'Impulse'
Summary: 'SW Wizzard' has fewer leaf lobes than 'Defender' and 'Impulse'. The flowering time of 'SW Wizzard' is later than 'Defender'. 'SW Wizzard' has a longer beak than 'Impulse'. The pedicel of 'SW Wizzard' is shorter than 'Defender' and 'Impulse'.
PLANT: open pollinated, spring type, medium to tall at maturity
LEAF: dark green to blue green, few lobes present, rounded margin, shallow dentations
POD: medium length silique and beak, short pedicel, black seed
QUALITY: trace erucic acid levels, high glucosinolates
Origin & Breeding History: 'SW Wizzard' was developed by Svalöf Weibull, AB, Svalöv, Sweden from a cross made in 1995. Plant selection was made in the F2 for quality traits and blackleg tolerance. In subsequent generations pedigree selection was performed. One plant was finally selected and designated SW E5133. This line was tested for yield, oil content, glucosinolate content, stalk stiffness, blackleg tolerance and maturity.
Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'SW Wizzard' were conducted during the summers of 2004 and 2005 in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan. Plots consisted of 8 rows, 4 meters in length with a row spacing of 15 cm. There were 2 replicates arranged in a Random Complete Block Design.
Comparison tables for 'SW Wizzard' with reference varieties 'Defender' and 'Impulse'
Means are based on a two year average of 40 plant parts for cotyledon measurements, 30 for leaf and 60 for silique characteristics.
Days to flowering
Beak length (mm)
Pedicel length (mm)
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