Canola Quality Oriental Mustard

Denomination: 'Estlin'
Botanical Name: Brassica juncea
Applicant/Holder: Viterra Inc.
201- 407 Downey Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 4L8
Breeder: Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Agent in Canada: Viterra Inc.
2625 Victoria Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4T 7T9
Application Date: 2005-04-07
Application Number: 05-4701
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-06-13
Certificate Number: 3232
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2010-06-13
Date rights surrendered: 2010-08-30

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Arid', 'Amulet' and 'Dahinda'

Summary: The leaf petiole of 'Estlin' is longer than 'Dahinda'. 'Estlin' flowers later than 'Dahinda'. The silique of 'Estlin' is longer than 'Arid' and 'Dahinda'. 'Estlin' has a shorter beak than 'Amulet' but longer than 'Dahinda'. The pedicel of 'Estlin' is longer than 'Dahinda'. 'Estlin' matures later than 'Dahinda'.


PLANT: open pollinated line, spring seasonal type

LEAF: medium green, few lobes, sharp margin, medium depth dentations

FLOWERS: yellow

SILIQUE: semi-erect attitude

SEED: yellow

AGRONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS: good resistance to lodging

QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS: erucic acid 0.1% of total fatty acids, oil content 46.3% of whole dried seed, protein 49.6% of dried oil free meal, low glucosinolates 12.5 µmol/g of whole seed, allyl 0.1 µmol/g of whole seed

DISEASE RESISTANCE: resistant to moderately resistant to Blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans asexual stage: Phoma lingam), moderately resistant to moderately susceptible to White Rust (Albugo candida, race 2A) and moderately susceptible to susceptible to White Rust (Albugo candida, race 2V)

Origin & Breeding History: 'Estlin' is a microspore derived doubled haploid line produced from the cross J00D-01922 / Arid, made in 2001 by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool (SWP) staff in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. J00D-01922 is an experimental line developed by SWP. Arid is a canola quality Brassica juncea variety registered in 2002. Following chromosome doubling, the original DH plant was grown in a greenhouse and self-pollinated. The line was designated J02D-05171. Nursery rows were grown near Temuco, Chile in 2002-2003. Selection was based on agronomic performance and canola-quality traits. J02D-05171 was entered into a first year (private data) Co-op trial in 2003. Based on good agronomic performance and quality characteristics, J02D-05171 entered a second year of registration trials in 2004.

Tests & Trials: Trials were grown during the summers of 2004, 2005 in Watrous, Saskatchewan. Plots consisted of 4 rows with a row spacing of 22 centimeters and a row length of 1.3 meters. There were 2 replicates arranged in a RCB design.

Comparison tables for 'Estlin' with reference varieties 'Arid', 'Amulet' and 'Dahinda'

Means are based on a two year average of 30 plant parts for leaf measurements, and 60 for silique characteristics. Differences are significant at the 2% probability level based on LSD values.

Leaf petiole length (cm)

  'Estlin' 'Arid' 'Amulet' 'Dahinda'
mean 10.8 9.9 10.9 8.8
std. deviation (LSD=1.9) 2.52 1.67 2.10 1.71

Days to flowering (days from planting to when 50% of plants show one or more open flowers)

  'Estlin' 'Arid' 'Amulet' 'Dahinda'
mean 51.5 50.4 50.7 49.2

Silique length (mm)

  'Estlin' 'Arid' 'Amulet' 'Dahinda'
mean 37.1 34.1 37.4 33.5
std. deviation (LSD=1.2) 2.95 2.69 3.42 2.91

Beak length (mm)

  'Estlin' 'Arid' 'Amulet' 'Dahinda'
mean 7.4 7.3 8.2 6.0
std. deviation (LSD=0.5) 1.23 1.04 1.32 1.05

Pedicel length (mm)

  'Estlin' 'Arid' 'Amulet' 'Dahinda'
mean 12.2 11.7 12.2 9.7
std. deviation (LSD=0.5) 1.88 1.29 1.28 1.27

Maturity (days from planting to maturity)

  'Estlin' 'Arid' 'Amulet' 'Dahinda'
mean 107.2 104.0 107.1 102.6

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Canola Quality Oriental Mustard: 'Estlin' (bottom) with reference varieties 'Dahinda' (second from bottom), 'Amulet' (second from top) and 'Arid' (top)

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