|Botanical Name:||Brassica napus|
Bayer CropScience Inc.
Site 600, R.R. #6
P.O. Box 117
Stewart Brandt, Bayer CropScience Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Varieties used for comparison: 'PB1CN231', 'PPS01-140 B-Line' and '5440'
Summary: The cotyledon of 'PB4CN285' is shorter than those of 'PB1CN231' and '5440'. The petal of 'PB4CN285' is larger than that of 'PB1CN231' and it is longer than that of 'PPS01-140 B-Line'. The silique of 'PB4CN285' is longer than the reference varieties. The beak of 'PB4CN285' is longer than those of 'PB1CN231' and 'PPS01-140 B-Line'. 'PB4CN285' has a shorter pedicel than that of '5440'. At maturity, the plant of 'PB4CN285' is taller than the reference varieties. The seed coat of 'PB4CN285' is black whereas it is brown for 'PB1CN231'.
PLANT: male fertile inbred line, spring type, medium to tall at maturity
COTYLEDON: narrow to medium width, medium length
LEAF: medium green, medium number of lobes, rounded margin, medium density of medium depth margin dentations, short, narrow, short to medium length petiole
FLOWER PETAL: yellow, medium length, narrow
SILIQUE: semi-erect to horizontal attitude, medium to long, medium length beak, long pedicel
SEED COAT: black
AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS: fair to medium resistance to lodging
QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS: erucic acid is 0.02 % of total fatty acids, oil content is 44.9% of whole dried seed, protein is 44.5% of dried oil free meal, low glucosinolates (14.8 µmol/g)
CHEMICAL REACTION: susceptible to glufosinate ammonium herbicides
DISEASE REACTION: resistant to Blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans asexual stage: Phoma lingam)
Origin & Breeding History: 'PB4CN285' is the male fertile maintainer line of 'PA4CN185'. It is a non-transgenic double haploid line which was extracted in 2010 from the F1 generation of a cross produced at Bayer CropScience in Saskatoon, Canada in 2009. 'PB4CN285' was selected in 2013 and 2014 on the basis of per se performance of height, vigour, maturity, blackleg resistance, oil content, fatty acid profile and glucosinolate content.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trials conducted during the summers of 2014 and 2015 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan were set up in a RCB Design with 3 replications per variety. Each year, the plots consisted of 3 rows that were 6 metres in length with a spacing of 25 cm between rows and 50 cm between plots. The measured characteristics were based on 30 measurements of the cotyledon, leaf, flower and plant height and 60 measurements of the silique. The means were based on a two year average. Mean differences were significant at the 2% probability level based on LSD values.
Comparison tables for 'PB4CN285' with reference varieties 'PB1CN231', 'PPS01-140 B-Line' and '5440'
Cotyledon length (mm)
Flower petal length (mm)
Flower petal width (mm)
Silique length (mm)
Beak length (mm)
Pedicel length (mm)
Plant height at maturity (cm)
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