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Brassica napus var. napus
Synonyms: B. campestris napus; B. napus annua; B. napus napus annua

Common Name(s): Spring canola
Family: Brassicaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 80 to 90 (days)
Abs.Max=106° (F)    Opt.Max=77° (F)
Opt.Min=50° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 18° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.6
Soil Texture/Type: Medium to light textures
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Sunny days and cool nights favorable. Planted April-June. Low erucic acid oil and low glucosinolates meal. High temperature during flowering period is detrimental. Does not endure ponding. Salt tolerant.
Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew
Food - oil/fat, Animal Food - forage
Temperate, subtropical-dry summer, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated

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