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2019 Variety Release Information


ND Rolette 

ND Rolette is a conventional experimental soybean line that is not resistant to glyphosate herbicide. ND Rolette has a 00.9 maturity. It is resistant to Race 4 of phytophthora root rot. ND Rolette has shown a good level of tolerance to iron‐deficiency chlorosis on soil where IDC is present. It has good lodging resistance and high yield for its maturity. ND Rolette has purple flower color, gray pubescence, tan pod color, buff hila with a dull seed coat. The pedigree of ND Rolette is MN0095 X ND05‐17649. The pedigree of ND05‐17649 is MN0302*[ND95‐1564*MN0201]. ND Rolette is tolerant to metribuzin herbicide. ND Rolette has performed very well in the multi-state Uniform Regional Test that also includes testing sites in southern Minnesota and Canada.

ND Hammond 

ND Hammond is a brown seeded flax cultivar. The mean seed yield of ND Hammond in NDSU flax breeding trials at Fargo, Casselton and Carrington over 3 years was 29.6 bu/acre, 7.9% higher than the mean of 18 flax cultivars grown in North Dakota. The mean oil content of ND Hammond in 2015 and 2016 was 36.8%, 3.3% lower than the mean of 18 flax cultivars. ND Hammond was identified as resistant to Fusarium wilt. The mean seed yield of ND Hammond in 2017 Flax Variety Trials at Langdon, Minot, Carrington, Williston, and Hettinger was 22.8 bu/a, 2.1% higher than the mean of 20 flax cultivars grown in North Dakota. The mean oil content of ND Hammond was 43.8%, 2.6% lower than the mean of 20 flax cultivars. The line flowered (55 d) and matured (85 d) the same as the mean of 20 flax cultivars grown in North Dakota. Plant height (21.6 inch) was slightly shorter than the mean of 20 flax cultivars.

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