CDC Rowland Brown Flax
Breeder: Helen Booker, University of Saskatchewan, Crop Development Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
CDC Rowland is a robust and high-yielding variety, with a higher 1000 seed weight.
CDC Rowland demonstrates excellent resistance to shattering, capsule loss, and lodging. It exhibits a low tendency to produce basal branching.
Origin & Breeding History:
CDC Rowland originated from a controlled cross between two F6 breeding lines at the University of Saskatchewan in 2009. It underwent rigorous selection based on yield, days to maturity, percent seed oil content, and iodine value on a dry weight basis, ensuring its superior performance.
Extensive field trials were conducted at the Kernen Crop Research Farm, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in 2017 and 2018. CDC Rowland showed consistently higher yields than the other varieties.
The following characteristics are quoted from the 2023 SaskSeed Guide (comparison to the check variety CDC Glas):
- Years Tested: 6 years
Yield (%): 101% (Areas 1 & 2), 106 (Areas 3South), 104% (Area 3 & 4)
- Relative Maturity: +3
- Seed size: Large
- Lodging: G (Good Resistance)
- Powdery Mildew: MR (Moderately Resistant)
- Fusarium Wilt: MR (Moderately Resistant)
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