CDC Dorado Yellow Flax

Bred at the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, CDC Dorado is a high yielding yellow flax with better oil content, linolenic acid content, and a good disease package among other positive characteristics. CDC Dorado is suited to all flax growing areas of western Canada. In regional trials, yields were significantly higher than the checks in the longer growing seasons of the black and dark grey soil zones and equal to check yields elsewhere. CDC Dorado has PBR protection.

 

Main Strengths:



  • Significantly higher oil and meal protein
  • Higher iodine value & higher linolenic acid content
  • Shatter-resistant
  • Moderately resistant to wilt & powdery mildew

Yellow Linseed Cooperative Trial

2013 & 2015

Entry YieldZ ('00 kg/ha) Colors Days to Maturity Height (cm) LodgingW 1000 Seed Wt (g) Oil Content (% DB) Oil Yield ('00 kg/ha) Iodine Number Linolenic Acid Content (%) Seed Protein Content (% DB) Meal Protein Content (% DB)
CDC Bethune 24.4 Brown 103 58.1 1.3 5.9 44.2 10.8 186.2 52.9 22.5 40.3
NorLin 22.4 Brown 102 54.9 1.5 5.9 42.3 9.5 185.7 53.9 23.2 40.2
AC Nugget 21.1 Yellow 105 54.9 1.7 5.4 45.8 9.7 192.4 57.6 22.6 41.7
Omega 21.2 Yellow 105 54.9 1.7 5.7 43.9 9.3 184.6 52.5 23.4 41.6
CDC Dorado 21.4 Yellow 102 48.6 2.7 6.0 45.2 9.7 204.2 64.0 24.0 43.7
Mean 21.9 104 55.3 1.6 5.8 44.8 9.9 186.4 51.4 23.2 41.9
C.V. 7.5 1.6 6.4 52.4 1.8 0.8 8.5 1.0 3.3 1.9 1.6
LSD 5% 0.6 0.7 1.4 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.3
Station years 12 10 12 3 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

 Mean of yield expressed as actual yield for all stations.

W  Rating on a 1-9 scale (1 = no lodging; 9 = completely lodged)