Denomination: 'PR2CN524'
Botanical Name: Brassica napus
Applicant/Holder: Bayer CropScience Inc.
Site 600, R.R. #6
P.O. Box 117
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 3J9
Breeder: Stewart Brandt, Bayer CropScience Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Application Date: 2013-06-28
Application Number: 13-8081
Protective direction granted: 2013-06-28
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-06-23
Certificate Number: 5045
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2017-06-23
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2035-06-23

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'PPS02-364', 'PPS98-274' and '5440'

Summary: The cotyledon of 'PR2CN524' is wider than that of 'PPS98-274'. The leaf of 'PR2CN524' is longer than that of 'PPS02-364' and 'PPS98-274' whereas it is wider than that of 'PPS02-364' and narrower than that of '5440'. 'PR2CN523' flowers later than 'PPS02-364'. The petal of 'PR2CN524' is shorter than that of the reference varieties. The silique and beak of 'PR2CN524' are shorter than those of the reference varieties. The pedicel of 'PR2CN524' is shorter than that of 'PPS98-274'. At maturity, the plant of 'PR2CN524' is taller than that of 'PPS02-364' whereas it is shorter than that of 'PPS98-274' and '5440'. 'PR2CN524' is later maturing than the reference varieties.


PLANT: male fertile restorer inbred line, spring type, medium to tall at maturity

COTYLEDON: medium to wide, medium to long

LEAF: medium green, many to very many lobes, sharp margin, medium to dense density of medium to deep margin dentations, long to very long, medium width, petiole length ranging between short to medium and long

FLOWER PETAL: yellow, medium length, narrow to medium width
SILIQUE: semi-erect to horizontal attitude, medium length, short to medium length beak, medium length pedicel
SEED: black

AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS: medium to good resistance to lodging
QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS: no erucic acid, oil content is 46.0% of whole dried seed, protein is 45.2% of dried oil free meal, low glucosinolates (12.1 µmol/g)
CHEMICAL REACTION: resistant to glufosinate ammonium herbicides
DISEASE REACTION: resistant to Blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans asexual stage: Phoma lingam)

Origin & Breeding History: 'PR2CN524' is a restorer line in the process of F1 hybrid production. It was derived as a doubled haploid line containing the Rf3 gene construct in homozygous state. The cross was made in Canada in 2007 with the doubled haploid line being extracted in 2009. 'PR2CN524' was selected in 2011 on the basis of fertility restoration of numerous male sterile lines and expression of tolerance to glufosinate-ammonium herbicide. Other selection parameters included height, vigour, maturity, blackleg resistance, oil content, fatty acid profile, glucosinolate content and combining ability.

Tests & Trials: Trials conducted in the summers of 2012 and 2013 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan were set up in a RCB Design with 3 replications per variety. Plots each year consisted of 3 rows 6 metres in length with a spacing of 25 cm between rows and 50 cm between plots. There were 30 measurements of the cotyledon, leaf, flower and plant height characteristics and 60 measurements of the silique characteristics. Means are based on a two year average. Differences are significant at the 2% probability level based on LSD values.

Comparison tables for 'PR2CN524' with reference varieties 'PPS02-364', 'PPS98-274' and '5440'

Cotyledon width (mm)

  'PR2CN524' 'PPS02-364' 'PPS98-274' '5440'
mean (LSD=1.2) 23.8 23.4 21.7 25.6
std. deviation 1.5 1.9 1.6 2.1

Leaf length (mm)

  'PR2CN524' 'PPS02-364' 'PPS98-274' '5440'
mean (LSD=10.0) 256 192 230 255
std. deviation 6 15 14 11

Leaf width (mm)

  'PR2CN524' 'PPS02-364' 'PPS98-274' '5440'
mean (LSD=4.6) 104 97 107 114
std. deviation 4 6 8 7

Days to flower

  'PR2CN524' 'PPS02-364' 'PPS98-274' '5440'
mean 41 39 42 40

Flower petal length (mm)

  'PR2CN524' 'PPS02-364' 'PPS98-274' '5440'
mean (LSD=0.5) 14.3 15.1 14.8 14.7
std. deviation 0.3 0.7 0.5 0.5

Silique length (mm)

  'PR2CN524' 'PPS02-364' 'PPS98-274' '5440'
mean (LSD=2.3) 62.0 67.7 77.5 64.5
std. deviation 3.8 4.8 3.0 3.5

Beak length (mm)

  'PR2CN524' 'PPS02-364' 'PPS98-274' '5440'
mean (LSD=0.6) 9.2 13.8 12.8 11.3
std. deviation 1.3 0.5 0.6 0.9

Pedicel length (mm)

  'PR2CN524' 'PPS02-364' 'PPS98-274' '5440'
mean (LSD=1.9) 26.4 29.7 33.4 29.2
std. deviation 4.0 3.4 2.1 4.4

Days to maturity

  'PR2CN524' 'PPS02-364' 'PPS98-274' '5440'
mean 99 92 92 92

Plant height (cm)

  'PR2CN524' 'PPS02-364' 'PPS98-274' '5440'
mean (LSD=2.9) 128 110 131 132
std. deviation 3 4 2 5

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Canola: 'PR2CN524' (far left) with reference varieties 'PPS02-364' (centre left), 'PPS98-274' (centre right) and '5440' (far right)

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