For the conditions of the Volga-Vyatka, Central Black Earth, West Siberian and East Siberian regions a variety has been obtained, that combines high productivity with high adaptability, high oil and seed quality and strong resistance to main diseases. Since 2012 it has been included in the State Register of protected varieties (RF patent №6384) and approved for production.
Variety pedigree: the variety has been created by hybridization of Lyra and Ural varieties.
Botanical characteristics. The height of the plant is average (85-114 cm). The stem is without any anthocyanin coloring. The length and width indices of the cotyledon are average. The anthocyanin coloring of hypocotyl is average. The leaf is green with no anthocyanin. The length and width of the leaf are average. The wax coating on the upper side of the leaf is average. The number of leaf segments is low. The length of the leaf stalk (lat. petiolus) is average. The development level of the leaf segments is ranging from low to moderate. The leaf margin serration is average. The petals are yellow, the length and width indices are average. The spotting of the anther is weak-average. The length of the peduncle is average . The flowering time is early. The pod (without the beak) is of medium length. The beak of the pod is average. The seeds are round and black. 1000 seeds weight is 3.0-3.4 g.
Biological features. The variety is mid-ripening , the vegetation period is 90-94 days. It is resistant to lodging and seed shattering. The resistance to seed (pod) shattering exceeds the standard index (of Ratnik variety) by an average of 0.4 points. The variety is moderately damaged by Alternaria, Fusarium , Phomosis and downy mildew – at the standard level. The variety is moderately damaged by cruciferous flea beetles, and less damaged by rape blossom beetle.
Competitiveness. Due to its high productivity , adaptability and its seed quality variety “Forward” is quite competitive in the Volga-Vyatka, Central Black Earth, West Siberian and East Siberian regions, where this variety has been added in the State Register and approved for further production.
Main advantages. With high yields, high oil and seed quality, this variety is oriented for mechanical harvesting. The variety is recommended for seeds and animal feed purposes in the Volga-Vyatka, Central Black Earth, West Siberian and East Siberian regions.
In the field tests conducted by FSBI ARIR (CSI 2006-2009) the yield of seeds was 2.20 t / ha, which exceeded the standard index (of Ratnik variety) by an average of 0.24 t / ha or 12.2%. The highest seed yield of 4.12 t / ha has been obtained in 2011 in The Republic of Khakassia in Beysky District, the State Variety Experimental Station.
Variety type "00". The oil contains practically no erucic acid. The content of glucosinolates in the seed is 0,49-0,78% (11,5-18,2 mol / g), the content of crude fat is 40,0-42,4%, the content of protein in seeds is 22,3-27,0% (on the average the index is 1.3% higher than the standard index).
The commercial value of the variety is in its ability to provide a stable yield of seeds and green mass in various regions of Russia.