Evaluation of Adaptability and Ecological Performance of Brassica juncea Canola in Diverse Growing Environments
Researcher: Yantai Gan, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Swift Current SK, Eric Johnson, AAFC Scott SK, Cecil Vera, AAFC Melfort, Bill May and Guy Lafond, AAFC Indian Head SK, Robert Blackshaw, AAFC Lethbridge AB
Project Code: 3.7.4
Final Report: March 2013
Summary: Researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Saskatchewan conducted a three-year study to determine the yielding capacity of B. juncea canola in comparison with B. napus canola in various sites. They also examined the suitability and feasibility of straight-combining B. juncea canola and B. napus canola by
quantifying seed and pod losses during plant maturity. Overall, hybrid B. napus canola
was still the best yielding crop at most sites and in most years even in the drier areas of
the average- and low-yielding sites. Therefore, B. napus may be better cultivars for
short growing season areas as compared to B. juncea.
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