Denomination: 'MSL SW 879C RR'
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: 05-5050
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-03-17
Certificate Number: 3193
Date rights surrendered: 2009-03-17

Variety Description

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

Summary: 'MSL SW 879C RR' has a shorter beak than 'Defender' and 'MSL 501C'. The pedicel of 'MSL SW 879C RR' is shorter than 'Defender' and 'MSL 501C'. 'MSL SW 879C RR' is resistant to glyphosate herbicides while 'Defender' and 'MSL 501C' are not.


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

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

FLOWER: yellow with white stripes

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

QUALITY: trace erucic acid levels, very low glucosinolates

CHEMICAL REACTION: resistant to glyphosate herbicides

Origin & Breeding History: 'MSL SW 879C RR' was developed by Svalöf Weibull AB, Svalöv, Sweden and Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht, Hohenlieth, Germany from a cross made in 2003. 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 879C RR' 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 879C RR' with reference varieties 'Defender' 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.

Beak length (mm)

  'MSL SW 879C RR' 'Defender' 'MSL 501C'
mean 8.9 10.8 10.7
std. deviation 1.903 2.080 1.876

Pedicel length (mm)

  'MSL SW 879C RR' 'Defender' 'MSL 501C'
mean 11.5 20.2 15.8
std. deviation 3.839 4.808 5.338

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Canola: 'MSL SW 879C RR' (left) with reference varieties 'Defender' (centre) and 'MSL 501C' (right)

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