A mid-season and high-yielding variety has been obtained, it combines high productivity , resistance to major diseases and high oil and solvent cake quality. Since 1999 it has been included in the State Register of protected varieties (RF patent №0284), approved for production.
Variety pedigree: Sr.-150-87 x Global.
Botanical characteristics. The plant is of the average height (102-105 cm). There is no anthocyanin coloration on the plant. The maximum width of the cotyledon is average. Hypocotyl anthocyanin coloration is mainly absent or very weak. The leaves are green with no anthocyanin and a strong waxy film. Lacinia development level is average. Leaf margin serration is moderate. The petal is yellow. The anther spotting is very weak. The flowering time is average. The pod length (without the beak) is average. The pod beak length is average. The seeds are round and black. 1000 seeds weight is 3.6-3.8 g
Biological features. The variety is mid-ripening , its vegetation period is 106-113 days. The variety is resistant to lodging and seed shattering. The susceptibility to Alternaria and Peronosporales is average, at the level of the standard , the variety is poorly resistant to Fusarium, the level is way lower than the one of Hannah variety. It can be averagely damaged by cruciferous flea beetles and rape blossom beetle.
Competitiveness. Due to spring rape high productivity potential and seed quality “Argument” variety is quite competitive in the Central, Volga-Vyatka, Central Black Earth and Middle Volga regions, where this variety has been added to the State Register and approved for the use in production.
Main advantages. High yielding with the high oil and oilseed meal quality, resistant to lodging and major diseases, this variety is is technologically oriented for mechanical harvesting and is recommended for cultivation for seed and fodder purposes.
During the field trials conducted by FSBI ARIR the seeds of this had a production level of 2.76 t / ha, which is higher than this index for “Hannah” variety by 0.64 t / ha, and oil yield amounted to1.13 t / ha which was 0.25 t / ha more than the standard variant.
Variety type "00". The content of erucic acid in the oil is 0.1-0.3%, the content of glucosinolates in meal cake was 0.2-0.6% (4,7-14,0 mol / g), the content of fat in the seeds is 43,2-43, 5%, which is 0.7% higher than the standards. The protein content in the seeds is 18,1-20,6% and the green mass amounts in average to 18.7%.
The seeds of spring rape variety Argument are in demand in the Lipetsk region and the other regions of the Russian Federation, where it is approved for cultivation and production, which indicates the commercial value of the variety.
Commercial value of the variety is its high seed and feed efficiency, the same as the quality of its oil and meal (cake), its resistance to major diseases and the technology of its cultivation and harvesting.