Brassica Lab Report

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Introduction The Brassica plant has gained an important history in Canada. Rapeseed was first produced commonly in Canada for the Second World War (Stat. Can., 2009). Farmers grew large amounts of rapeseed in western Canada, especially Manitoba and Saskatchewan (Stat. Can., 2009). In 1974, a version of the Brassica napus was introduced (CCC, 2014). This variety was later named, Canola, which belongs to the Brassica genus. (CCC, 2014). Canola quickly rose in production in Canada and in 1980, was in higher production than rapeseed (Stat. Can., 2009). By 2011, the production of canola exceeded 14 million tonnes (CCC, 2014). Canola seeds are 44% oil (CCC, 2014), which is extracted by crushing plants in Canada (Stat. Can., 2009). The seeds are…show more content…
The general trend is as the temperature increases, the amount of open flowers decreases. Figure 2 indicates that as temperature increases, the height of the plant decreases slightly. There is an outlier at 22 °Celsius, where the height is lowest. However the general trend shows that height decreases as temperature increases. Figure 2 indicates that as temperature increases, the weight of the Brassica rapa plant decreases. The weight decreases at a faster rate between 18 and 22 °C, and decreases at a slower rate between 22 to 30 °Celsius. The general trend displayed shows that as temperature increases, weight will decrease.Figure 4 shows that the number of seeds is highest between 22 and 26 °Celsius. This proves that the Brassica rapa plant thrives in those temperaturesFigure 5 indicates that as temperature increases the number of seed pods decreases. Between 22 and 26 °Celsius the number of seedpods are fairly simliar, proving that the seedpod yeild thrives within this temperature. The general trend shows that as temperature increases the number of seedpods gradually

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