K-State releases two new Roundup Ready winter canola varieties

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Two new Roundup Ready winter canola varieties have been developed for the southern Great Plains and released by the Kansas Agriculture Experiment Station, according to Mike Stamm, K-State Research and Extension canola breeder.

Both varieties will be licensed to Monsanto Company under an exclusive agreement with the Kansas State University Research Foundation. Monsanto Company will sell both as DEKALB winter canola varieties with the Wildcat Genetics logo displayed on the bag. Wildcat Genetics also will be used in the marketing of the varieties.

The first variety, KSR07363, has yields similar to the highest yielding DEKALB winter canola variety, DKW44-10, from five site-years of testing in K-State yield trials, Stamm said. Its yields have been higher than DKW44-10 in Oklahoma trials in eight site-years of testing.

The second variety is KSR07352S. This is the first variety developed by K-State with resistance to glyphosate herbicide along with tolerance to sulfonylurea herbicide residue in the soil, Stamm said.

“The sulfonylurea herbicide carryover tolerance trait will allow KSR07352S to be grown on fields where a long-residual sulfonylurea herbicide was applied in the previous wheat crop.” Stamm explained.

Yields of KSR07352S have been competitive with the yield of DKW46-15, the most widely grown winter canola variety in the southern Great Plains, Stamm added.

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