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Denomination: 'Triactor'
Botanical Name: Avena sativa
Applicant/Holder: Lantmännen SW Seed AB
Onsjövägen 13
SE-268 81
Breeder: Lantmännen SW Seed AB, Svalöv, Sweden
Agent in Canada: Canterra Seeds
201-1475 Chevrier Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 1Y7
Tel: 204-988-4685
Application Date: 2007-04-04
Application Number: 07-5838
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-05-21
Certificate Number: 3494
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2027-05-21

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Triple Crown'

Summary: 'Triactor' has a higher frequency of plants with recurved flag leaves than 'Triple Crown'. The flag leaf of 'Triactor' is slightly longer than 'Triple Crown'. 'Triactor' has a slightly shorter plant height at maturity than 'Triple Crown'. The panicle orientation in 'Triactor' is intermediate while it is equilateral in 'Triple Crown'. 'Triactor' has a greater tendancy to have the lemma awned than 'Triple Crown'.


PLANT: spring type, absent or very sparse pubescence of the stem above and below the upper culm node

SEEDLING: erect juvenile growth habit, absent to very sparse pubescence on the lower leaf sheath, sparse pubescence on the lower leaf blade

LEAF: dark green, absent to very sparse pubescence of the margins, medium intensity of glaucosity, high frequency of plants with recurved/drooping flag leaves

PANICLE: intermediate orientation, medium density, semi-erect attitude, 30 to 45 degree angle between rachis and dominant side branch, few hairs/spines on the lowest node
SPIKELET: fracture seperation, erect attitude
RACHILLA: short length between primary and secondary floret, absent or very short length of grooves, sparse pubescence
GLUME: medium glaucosity
LEMMA: white at maturity, absent to very sparse pubescence on lateral and dorsal surface, medium glaucosity, medium overlap on palea, medium tendancy to be awned

KERNEL: white at maturity

Origin & Breeding History: 'Triactor' (experimental designation SW 032202) was developed by Svalöf Weibull AB, Svalöv, Sweden. The variety originates from the cross made in 1997 of SW 9619019 x 'Stork' . A single plant was selected in the F4 generation using the modified pedigree method based on the selection criteria of disease resistance, grain quality and later yield, straw stiffness and other agronomic characters.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summers of 2006 and 2007 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Plots consisted of 5 rows, with a row spacing of 15 cm and a row length of 5 meters. There were 3 replications arranged in a RCB design.

Comparison tables for 'Triactor' with reference variety 'Triple Crown'

Flag leaf width (mm) (2007 only)

  'Triactor' 'Triple Crown'
mean 15.70 14.73
std. deviation 2.27 1.23

Flag leaf length (cm) (2007 only)

  'Triactor' 'Triple Crown'
mean 21.93 18.43
std. deviation 3.08 3.52

Days to heading

  'Triactor' 'Triple Crown'
mean 58.75 60.25

Plant height (at maturity)(cm)

  'Triactor' 'Triple Crown'
mean 91.68 94.50
std. deviation 5.95 5.82

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Oat: 'Triactor' (left) with reference variety 'Triple Crown' (right)

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Oat: 'Triactor' (right) with reference variety 'Triple Crown' (left)

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