Denomination: 'MSL SW 744C'
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: 05-5049
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-03-17
Certificate Number: 3192
Date rights surrendered: 2012-03-01

Variety Description

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

Summary: 'MSL SW 744C' has fewer leaf lobes than 'MSL 501C'. The time of flowering of 'MSL SW 744C' is earlier than 'Legend' and 'MSL 501C'. 'MSL SW 744C' has a shorter pedicel than 'Legend'. The plant height at maturity for 'MSL SW 744C' is taller than 'Legend'. 'MSL SW 744C' has lower glucosinolates than 'Legend'. 'MSL SW 744C' is male sterile while 'Legend' is not.


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

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

FLOWER: yellow with white stripes

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

QUALITY: trace erucic acid levels, very low glucosinolates

Origin & Breeding History: 'MSL SW 744C' 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 744C' 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 744C' with reference varieties 'Legend' 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 744C' 'Legend' 'MSL 501C'
mean 39.0 41.5 42.3

Pedicel length (mm)

  'MSL SW 744C' 'Legend' 'MSL 501C'
mean 15.1 20.6 15.8
std. deviation 4.726 5.218 5.338

Plant height at maturity (cm)

  'MSL SW 744C' 'Legend' 'MSL 501C'
mean 107.4 96.4 105.0
std. deviation 13.069 15.229 12.580

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Canola: 'MSL SW 744C' (left) with reference varieties 'Legend' (centre) and 'MSL 501C' (right)

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