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Abstract

AC Emerson flax.

Abstract

AC Emerson, a medium-early maturing oilseed flax (Linum usitatissimum), was released in 1994. The cultivar has high oil quality, medium to large seeds and was high yielding in both early and late seeding tests in the Black and Brown Soil zones of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Because of its chlorosis tolerance, it is particularly well suited to the calcareous soils of Manitoba. It is immune to North American races of rust caused by Melampsora lini and moderately resistant to wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lini.