Denomination: 'Kumily'
Botanical Name: Brassica napus
Applicant/Holder: Lantmännen SW Seed AB
Onsjövägen 13
SE-268 81
Breeder: Lantmännen SW Seed AB, Svalöv, Sweden
Agent in Canada: Lantmännen SW Seed Ltd.
510 Blackthorn Crescent
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7V 1A8
Tel: 306-955-9620
Application Date: 2008-01-22
Application Number: 08-6137
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-03-31
Certificate Number: 4053
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2029-03-31

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sponsor'

Summary: 'Kumily' has a wider cotyledon than 'Sponsor'. The leaf margin of 'Kumily' is rounded while it is sharp in 'Sponsor'. 'Kumily' has a shorter silique and pedicel than 'Sponsor'.


PLANT: short at maturity

COTYLEDON: medium to wide

LEAF: medium green, medium number of lobes, rounded margin, medium to deep dentations, medium length, narrow width


SILIQUE: very short to short, short to medium length beak, medium to long pedicel

SEED: black

AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS: good resistance to lodging

QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS: erucic acid is 0.0 % of total fatty acids, medium glucosinolates

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kumily' (experimental designation SW H2815) was developed as a doubled haploid by Svalof Weibull AB, Svalov, Sweden. The cross occurred in 1996, with the selection criteria being double low quality of erucic acid and glucosinolates, early flowering and maturity, stalk stiffness, Blackleg resistance, high oil and protein levels and yield.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summers of 2007 and 2009 in Elora, Ontario. Plots consisted of 4 rows with a row length of 5 meters and a row spacing of 36 centimeters. There were 2 replicates.

Comparison tables for 'Kumily' with reference variety 'Sponsor'

Means are based on a two year average of 40 measurements for cotyledon characteristics, 30 for plant height, leaf characteristics and 60 plant parts for silique, beak and pedicel characteristics. Differences are significant at the 1% probability level based on LSD values.

Cotyledon width (mm)

  'Kumily' 'Sponsor'
mean (LSD=1.0835) 26.2 22.44
std. deviation 2.91 2.07

Silique length (mm)

  'Kumily' 'Sponsor'
mean (LSD=5.8227) 51.76 58.84
std. deviation 11.39 11.71

Pedicel length (mm)

  'Kumily' 'Sponsor'
mean (LSD=3.6793) 25.68 33.44
std. deviation 11.82 13.38

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Canola: 'Kumily' (right) with reference variety 'Sponsor' (left)

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