Lightning flax

January 1, 2003 Human Health and Nutrition Data 0 Comments

Lightning flax

Year: 2003
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.

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