For the conditions of the main rapeseed cultivating regions a variety has been obtained, combining high productivity (2,5-4,3 t / ha), high seed quality with the resistance to main diseases. Since 1997 it has been included in the State Register of protected varieties (RF patent number 0286) and approved for production.
Variety pedigree: F1 (“Global” x Sr-150-87) x F1 (Sr-110-87 x “Global”).
Botanical characteristics. The bush is half-dense, the plant height is 84-119 cm. The stem is without anthocyanin, beardless. The height of the lower branch attachment is 42.6 cm. The mean number of branches of the first order is 3-5. The leaves are dark green, half- divided, downiness is average. The inflorescence is racemose. The flower is golden yellow. The pod is without anthocyanin, beardless. The pod sides are straight, slightly grumous. The seeds are round and black. 1000 seeds weight is 3,4-4,7 g.
Biological features. The variety is mid-ripening , the vegetation period is 94-112 days. It is characterized by a high degree of adaptation to the agro-climatic conditions of the regions of the European part of Russia and Siberia. Ratnik variety is affected by Alternaria and downy mildew below the average rate, it is also quite resistant to Fusarium. The variety is moderately damaged by flea beetles. It is also resistant to seed lodging and shattering.
Competitiveness. Due to its high productivity and adaptability, high seed quality Ratnik variety is quite competitive in the North, North-West, Volga-Vyatka, Central Black Earth, North Caucasus, Middle Volga, Urals, West Siberian and East Siberian regions, where the variety has been introduced in the State Register and approved for production.
Variety type "00".The fat content in the seeds is 42,1-47,3%, the content of erucic acid in the oil is 0.0-0.5%; the content of glucosinolates in the cake meal is 0.4-0.7% (9,4-16,4 mmol / g), the content of protein in the seeds is 21-24%.The seeds of spring rape Ratnik stimulate a huge demand in the republics of Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, in such towns as Lipetsk , Ivanovo, Rostov and the other areas, which underlines the commercial value of the variety.