For the conditions of the Republic of Belarus spring rape variety “Slavutich” has been obtained, it successfully combines high productivity with high seed quality and resistance to major diseases. Since 2003 is has been included in the State Register of protected varieties (RB certificate number 0000440) and approved for production.
Variety pedigree: Obtained by individual selection from F2 hybrid population obtained by crossing varieties “Sr.-129-87” x “Global”.
Botanical characteristics. The height of the plant is 90,9 - 129,3 cm. The anthocyanin coloration of the plant is absent. The width and the length of the cotyledon is average. The anthocyanin coloring of the hypocotyl is weak. The leaf is green with no anthocyanin and with a thick waxy coating. The development of leaf segments is average. The leaf margin serration is average. The petal is yellow. The anther spotting is absent. The flowering time is average. The pod (called a 'silique') length (without the beak) is average. The pod beak is average. The seeds are round and black. 1000 seeds weight is 3,6 -4,4 g.
Biological features. The variety is mid-ripening , the vegetation period is 78-85 days. It is resistant to lodging and seed (pod) shattering. The susceptibility to Alternaria and Peronosporosis is average, at the level of the standard, the susceptibility to Fusarium is poor, well below Hannah variety’s level. The variety is moderately damaged by cruciferous flea beetles.
Competitiveness. Due to its high productivity, adaptability and its seed quality variety «Slavutych» is quite competitive in the Republic of Belarus and in the neighboring regions.
Main advantages. High yielding with high oil and animal feed quality, resistant to biotic factors, this variety is suitable for mechanical harvesting. It is recommended for seeds and animal feed purposes, it can be used as a bee plant or as a green manure crop.
In the field tests conducted by FSBI ARIR the seed yield of this variety was 2.49 t / ha, which was higher than that index of Hannah variety by 0.54 t / ha, the yield of vegetable oil was 0.998 t / ha and was 0.217 t / ha higher than the standard index.
Variety type "00". The content of erucic acid in the oil is 0,0-0,11% , the content of glucosinolates in the seeds is 0,71-0,73% (16,6-17,1 mol / g) , the content of fat in the seeds is 42,8-45, 3% , the content of protein in the seeds is 19,3-20,5%.
The commercial value of the variety is in its ability to provide the highest yield in the Republic of Belarus and in the bordering regions, giving the seeds of high oil and feed quality , resisting various diseases and pests.