Denomination: 'PPS01-180'
Botanical Name: Brassica napus
Applicant/Holder: Bayer CropScience Inc.
Site 600, R.R. #6
P.O. Box 117
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 3J9
Breeder: Hieronim Polewicz, Bayer CropScience Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Application Date: 2004-05-14
Application Number: 04-4198
Grant of Rights Date: 2006-03-02
Certificate Number: 2393
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2008-03-02
Date rights surrendered: 2015-02-11

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: '2733' and 'Quantum'

Summary: PPS01-180' has narrower cotyledons than '2733' and 'Quantum'. The silique length of 'PPS01-180' is shorter than '2733' and 'Quantum'. 'PPS01-180' has a longer beak than 'Quantum'. The pedicel of 'PPS01-180' is shorter than '2733'. 'PPS01-180' has a shorter plant height at maturity than 'Quantum'. 'PPS01-180' is susceptible to glufosinate ammonium herbicides while '2733' is resistant.


'PPS01-180' is an open pollinated spring canola variety. The cotyledons are medium in width and short to medium in length. Leaf blades are medium green in colour with few lobes. The leaf margin is sharp with a medium density of dentations that are shallow to medium in depth. The leaves are medium in length with narrow to medium width and medium length petiole. The yellow flower petals are medium in length and width. The semi-erect to horizontal siliques are short in length and very narrow to narrow in width with a medium beak length and short pedicel length. The plants are medium in height at maturity. Seed colour is black. 'PPS01-180' has low erucic acid content and low glucosinolates. 'PPS01-180' is susceptible to glufosinate ammonium herbicides.

Origin & Breeding History: 'PPS01-180' was derived from a cross made in 1998 of PGS1827/97CGH403 using pedigree selection and inbreeding. 'PPS01-180' was selected in 1999 on the basis of height, vigor, maturity, blackleg resistance, oil content, fatty acid profile, and glucosinolate content. Breeder seed production commenced in 2001.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted at the Bayer CropScience facility in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 2003, 2004. Plots consisted of 3 rows 6 meters in length with 50 cm row spacing. There were 2 replications laid out in a RCB design.

Comparison tables for 'PPS01-180' with reference varieties '2733' and 'Quantum'

Cotyledon width (mm)

  'PPS01-180' '2733' 'Quantum'
mean 28.2 32.7 31.5

Silique length (mm)

  'PPS01-180' '2733' 'Quantum'
mean 52.2 63.9 68.2

Beak length (mm)

  'PPS01-180' '2733' 'Quantum'
mean 9.7 10.9 6.6

Pedicel length (mm)

  'PPS01-180' '2733' 'Quantum'
mean 20.9 27.4 23.5

Plant height at maturity (cm)

  'PPS01-180' '2733' 'Quantum'
mean 113 112 124
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