Canola mustard cultivar development

Posted on 05.03.2020 | Last Modified 05.03.2020
Lead Researcher (PI): Gerhard Rakow
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $105,000
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 1991
Project Length: 3 Years

To develop canola mustard with genetically stable low glucosinolate content. To evaluate the fatty acid composition of zero erucic acid canola mustard and to select for desirable fatty acid profiles. To increase seed oil content. To test and select for white rust resistance. To assess yield, maturity and other agronomic characteristics and identify agronomically superior strains.