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Canola and Rapeseed

The Office of Technology Transfer facilitates the licensing and distribution of agricultural technologies including wheat, potato, canola, rapeseed and mustard cultivars to support agribusiness in Idaho and worldwide.

Amanda is a near-homozygous winter rapeseed cultivar with canola-quality seed oil and canola-quality seed meal, selected for high adaptability to the dryland and irrigated regions of the inland Pacific Northwest (Idaho, Washington and Oregon). Amanda is most similar in plant appearance to the cultivar Athena, but with lower leaves having greater attachment than those of Athena.

'Amanda' Rapeseed field

Amanda is available for non-exclusive licensing

» Certificate issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Athena is a near-homozygous winter rapeseed cultivar with canola-quality seed oil and canola-quality seed meal, selected for high adaptability to the dryland and irrigated regions of the inland Pacific Northwest (Idaho, Washington and Oregon).

GEM Canola (Rapeseed) Leaves

Athena is available for non-exclusive licensing.

» Certificate issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Clearwater was developed for use as an edible oil-quality (canola) cultivar by the Idaho Agricultural Experimental Station. Clearwater is a near pure-line spring canola cultivar which has high resistance to imidazolinone class herbicides.

Clearwater Canola

Clearwater is available for non-exclusive licensing.

» Certificate issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Durola is a near-homozygous winter rapeseed cultivar with industrial rapeseed seed oil and canola-quality (i.e., less than 30 μmol g-1 of total seed meal glucosinolates in defatted seed meal) seed meal, selected for high adaptability to the dryland and irrigated regions of the inland Pacific Northwest. After fall seeding, Durola seedlings emerged quickly and produce a good fall stand which was better than Bridger and Dwarf Essex. Durola showed significantly better winter-hardiness than Bridger, which tends to have poor winter hardiness. Flower bloom dates of Durola were 125 Julian days, which was significantly later than ‘Bridger’ and earlier than Dwarf Essex.

Durola Canola

Durola is available for non-exclusive licensing.

» Certificate issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Gem is a spring rapeseed developed for use as an industrial oil-quality cultivar by the Idaho Agricultural Experimental Station. Gem is a near pure-line rapeseed which as high resistance to imidazolinone class herbicides.

Gem Canola

Gem is available for non-exclusive licensing.

» Certificate issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Sterling is a pure-line (near homozygous) spring industrial rapeseed cultivar with high erucic acid content in seed oil and canola-quality seed meal, selected for high adaptability to environments throughout the Pacific Northwest region (Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana). Sterling is similar in plant height, plant morphology and maturity to the spring rapeseed (canola) cultivar Legend. Oil quality of Sterling is significantly different from Legend, with Sterling having high erucic acid content (>45%) and Legend having less than 1% erucic acid content in seed oil. Fatty acid profile of Sterling is like that of the cultivar Hero, but significantly shorter.

Sterling Canola

Sterling is available for non-exclusive licensing.

» Certificate issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Physical Address:
Food Research Center
860 W. Idaho Ave, #201
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 3003
Moscow, ID 83844-3003

Jeremy Tamsen
Phone: 208-885-4550
Email: tamsen@uidaho.edu
Web: OTT Website