|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: 'PPS02-364', 'PPS04-205' and '5440'
Summary: The leaf and petiole of 'PR3CN556' are longer than that of 'PPS02-364'. 'PR3CN556' flowers later than that of 'PPS02-364'. The petal of 'PR3CN556' is longer than 'PPS04-205' and it is wider than those of 'PPS02-364' and '5440'. The silique and beak of 'PR3CN556' are shorter than that of 'PPS02-364'. 'PR3CN556' has a longer pedicel than that of 'PPS02-364'. At maturity, the plant of 'PR3CN556' is taller than that of 'PPS02-364'.
PLANT: male fertile restorer inbred line, spring type, medium to tall at maturity
COTYLEDON: medium width and length
LEAF: medium green, medium number of lobes, rounded margin, medium density of medium depth margin dentations, medium length, narrow to medium width, medium length petiole
FLOWER PETAL: yellow, medium length and width
SILIQUE: horizontal attitude, short to medium length, short to medium length beak, short to medium length pedicel
SEED COAT: black
AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS: medium to good resistance to lodging
QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS: erucic acid is 0.02 % of total fatty acids, oil content is 48.5% of whole dried seed, protein is 38.4% of dried oil free meal, very low glucosinolates (7.3 µmol/g)
CHEMICAL REACTION: resistant to glufosinate ammonium herbicides
DISEASE REACTION: resistant to Blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans asexual stage: Phoma lingam)
Origin & Breeding History: 'PR3CN556' 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 at Bayer CropScience in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2006 with the doubled haploid line being extracted in 2009. 'PR3CN556' was selected in 2013 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: 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 'PR3CN556' with reference varieties 'PPS02-364', 'PPS04-205' and '5440'
Leaf length (cm)
Petiole length (cm)
Days to flower
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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