Denomination: 'MSL SW 738C'
Botanical Name: Brassica napus
Applicant/Holder: Lantmännen SW Seed AB
Onsjövägen 13
SE-268 81
Tel: 46 702 013 031

Norddeutsche Pflanzenzücht
Hans-Georg Lembke KG
Hohenlieth, D-24363
Tel: 043 51 736 130
Breeder: Lantmännen SW Seed AB, Svalöv, Sweden
Dietmar Brauer, Norddeutsche Pflanzenzücht, Holtsee, Germany
Agent in Canada: Lantmännen SW Seed Ltd.
510 Blackthorn Crescent
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7V 1A8
Tel: 306-955-9620
Application Date: 2005-09-08
Application Number: 05-5046
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-03-17
Certificate Number: 3189
Date rights surrendered: 2012-03-01

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Legacy' and 'MSL 501C'

Summary: 'MSL SW 738C' has fewer leaf lobes than 'MSL 501C'. The leaf margin dentations of 'MSL SW 738C' are deeper than in 'MSL 501C'. 'MSL SW 738C' flowers earlier than 'Legacy' and 'MSL 501C'. The silique of 'MSL SW 738C' is longer than taht of 'Legacy'. 'MSL SW 738C' has a shorter pedicel than 'Legacy' and 'MSL 501C'. 'MSL SW 738C' is slightly taller than 'Legacy'. 'MSL SW 738C' is male sterile while 'Legacy' is not.


PLANT: male sterile, spring type, tall height at maturity

LEAF: medium to dark green, few lobes present, sharp margin, medium depth dentations

FLOWER: yellow with white stripes

POD: medium to long silique, medium length beak, very short pedicel, black seed

QUALITY: trace erucic acid levels, very low glucosinolates

Origin & Breeding History: 'MSL SW 738C' was developed by Svalöf Weibull AB, Svalöv, Sweden and Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht, Hohenlieth, Germany from a cross made in 2002. Selection criteria included male sterility, earliness, straw stiffness, high oil content, high protein content, blackleg tolerance and low erucic acid and glucosinolate levels.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'MSL SW 738C' were conducted during the summers of 2005 and 2006 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 'MSL SW 738C' with reference varieties 'Legacy' and 'MSL 501C'

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

  'MSL SW 738C' 'Legacy' 'MSL 501C'
mean 38.5 41.5 42.3

Silique length (mm)

  'MSL SW 738C' 'Legacy' 'MSL 501C'
mean 62.3 55.1 59.5
std. deviation 11.032 6.583 8.671

Pedicel length (mm)

  'MSL SW 738C' 'Legacy' 'MSL 501C'
mean 12.1 18.4 15.8
std. deviation 3.282 3.657 5.338

Plant height at maturity (cm)

  'MSL SW 738C' 'Legacy' 'MSL 501C'
mean 108.7 98.1 105.0
std. deviation 15.007 16.791 12.580

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Canola: 'MSL SW 738C' (left) with reference varieties 'Legacy' (centre) and 'MSL 501C' (right)

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