Authors: Duguid, S.D., Kenaschuk, E.O., Rashid, K.Y.
Publication Name: Can. J. Plant Sci.
Publication Details: Volume 83; 89 – 91.
Lightning, a medium-late maturing oilseed flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) was released in 2001 by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Morden Research Station, Morden, Manitoba. This cultivar has high oil content, high oil quality, large seed size, good lodging resistance and high yield when seeded in the Black, Brown and Dark Brown soil zones of the prairies. It is immune to North American races of rust caused by Melampsora lini (Ehrenb.) Desmaz, and resistant to wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum Schlecht. f. sp. lini (Bolley) Snyder & Hansen. Author's Abstract.