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Production Notes from 2004

WHEAT:

AC Barrie: SeCan
• Very little shattering, no mildew, stood well.
• Susceptible to new rust strains, but decent fusarium tolerance.
Superb: SeCan
• Tall semi-dwarf bearded spring wheat. Stood well, can be straight cut, big kernel, likely 2-3 days later maturing that AC Barrie.
• Excellent yield potential but slightly later maturing.
• Excellent disease resistance including rust - all strains but susceptible to fusarium.
• Can definitely be swathed/pre-harvested on green side.
CDC Bounty: Canterra
• Similar in height to Barrie. Yield slightly better. Resistant to new rust, fusarium as good as Barrie. May have weak legs under good growing conditions.
AC Snowbird: QAS
• Hard white wheat with identical growing characteristics to Elsa except better fusarium tolerance but less than Barrie.
• CWB has new category opened up. Contracts available through Cargill & Paterson Grain.
• Slight concern with standability.
AC Crystal: SeCan
• Normally a feed grain.
AC Kanata: QAS
• Matures 2 days earlier than AC Barrie. 5cm shorter than Neepawa. Lodging is better than AC Barrie. It's resistant to Leaf Rust and moderately resistant to Stem Rust, Loose Smut and Common Root Rot.

BARLEY:

AC Metcalfe: Secan
• 2 Row Malt variety. Very similar in all characteristics to Stratus. Is new standard for 2 row malt versus Harrington.
• Can shatter if caught in poor weather.
Robust/Excel:
• Yields and demand same as last year.
AC Ranger: QAS NEW
• 6 Row Forage Barley likely to replace Virdun. Slightly shorter but excellent biomass producer. Good legs and seed yield.
CDC Copeland: Secan NEW
• 2-row malting barley has a 2% higher yield than Manley. It's 3 days earlier maturing than Manley. It's moderately resistant to net blotch. Better stem resistance than Manley and Harrington. Higher test weight and plumper kernels than Manley. It has slightly stronger straw than Manley. It has an excellent malting quality. It's 5 cm taller than Manley. It's more susceptible to loose smut and common root rot than Manley.
• Not a problem to straight cut.
Newdale: QAS NEW
• 2-row malt barley matures 1 day later than Harrington. Newdale is 3cm shorter than Harrington. It has a better lodging resistance than Harrington. Newdale is moderately resistant to stem rust, covered smut, surface borne smut, net blotch, root rot, fusarium head blight. It's susceptible to loose smut, scald, barley yellow dwarf virus.
• Does not look like much in the field but pleasant surprise when harvested.
Merit: QAS NEW
• 2-row malt barley that has a excellent yield, good harvestablility and late maturity. Merit is undergoing an increasing export demand while domestic demand is developing. Merit is on the Malt Barley Industry Group list of recommended 2-row malt barleys.
Conlon: Seed Depot NEW
• 2-row barley with interim malt registration. It has excellent yield capabilities, a consistent high bushel weight and kernel size. Big, plump kernels. Conlon matures early and stands better than AC Metcalfe. It has a shorter straw, but good lodging resistance. It is moderately resistant to common root rot, MS stem rust, net blotch, MS spot blotch.
• Easy to straight cut.
CDC Yorkton: Canterra NEW
• 6-row white malt barley matures similar to Robust and AC Metcalfe. It's slightly taller than Robust and AC Metcalfe. It has a better lodge resistance than AC Metcalfe. It is resistant to stem rust. Moderately resistant to surface borne smut root rot, net-form blotch. It is susceptible to loose smut, FHB, septoria and Scald.
• Will work as silage feed or malt.

OATS:

AC Pinnacle: QAS
• very similar to Derby only better rust resistance. Good standability.
• Excellent yield potential.
• Must be planted early.
CDC Baler: QAS
• Excellent forage oat. Leaves like corn plants. Good standability. Yields like CDC Boyer and bushel weight and kernel size similar. Forage tests across prairies show it as good green feed or silage component.
AC Ronald: Secan NEW
• Is the first semi-dwarf oat variety in Canada. It is somewhat shorter than other varieties and has a very good lodging resistance. Good resistance to crown rust, stem rust, and BYDV. Its accepted for milling. It has a white hull.
Furlong NEW
• Tan oat, good standability, great kernel weight.
• Undergoing market acceptance tests now.

FLAX:

Taurus: QAS
• Good bushel weight medium maturity. Excellent standability and very easy to cut. Good one to straight cut.
• We put straw dirctly through our straw chopper.
CDC Bethune: Secan
• Excellent yield, very similar to Taurus. Good bushel weight, medium maturity. Not as good as Taurus for standing and straight cutting.

PEAS - YELLOW:

Topeka: Canterra
• Early Maturing, good standabiltiy.
• P. Mildew resistant
• Nice round medium sized pea.
DS Admiral: QAS
• Medium seed, taller, semi-leafless. Very good standing, good seed coat breakage, good resistance to Powdery Mildew. Very consistent seed size.
Eclipse: QAS
• Similar to Admiral, except seed not as consistently sized.
• Slightly later, higher yield potential.

PEAS - GREEN:

CDC Striker NEW
• medium size green pea with excellent seed shape. Good standability. Great green retention.
Toledo: Canterra
• Medium seed size. Very good standing, good seed coat breakage, good green retention.
CDC Montero: Crop Development Centre NEW
• Good upright green peas with excellent seed shape. Not as good as Toledo for standability or disease.
• Appeared to hold colour well.
Stratus: Canterra NEW
• Short green pea, it's shorter than Nitouche. It matures 3 days later than Nitouche. Improved late-flower lodging score and pre-harvest lodging score compared to Keoma. Seed shape is slightly more cubed and larger than Keoma. Stratus are resistant to powdery mildew. Moderately resistant - moderately susceptible to mycosphaerella. Moderately Susceptible to fusarium wilt. Great yield.

PEAS - SPECIALITY:

4010: QAS
• Excellent silage/forage pea. Small seed size with lots of biomass. Could stretch 5-6 feet long. High sugar content.

CANOLA - ROUNDUP TOLERANT:

DKL 3455: Dekalb
• Medium maturing, late starting, long flowering. Very consistent performer. Good standability, good disease tolerance.
DKL 3235 - Dekalb
• Early maturity. Quick to emerge, quick to flower. Leaned over.
DKLB 3585: Dekalb
• Synthetic hybrid. Looked like an average canola all year but did have very long flowering period.
• Open pollinated Roundup Ready canola, medium to tall in height. It has a long maturity level its 1-2 day later than 34-55. Excellent yield potential. It's rated R for blackleg. Very good standability for easy harvest. Tremendous performance under good fertility and moisture.
DKLB 3395: Dekalb NEW
• Open pollinated short Roundup Ready canola. It is 1 day earlier maturing than 34-55. It's well suited to all maturity zones with best performance in the mid or long season. Dwarf gene expression results in a short plant with excellent late season pod development. Excellent yield potential, strong R rating for blackleg. Short plant stature and good standability for easy harvest. Consistent performance under stress conditions.
SW Gladiator: QAS
• Round up ready-good weed control.
• Medium maturity similar to AC Excel, rated MR for blackleg.
• Top yielder in other local trials.
Fortune RR: Secan
• High yielding roundup ready canola. Rated R for blackleg. Strong straw. Very competitive price. A medium maturity.
Libred 588: Brett Young NEW
• Open pollinated round up ready canola. Excellent lodging resistance
• Medium height, Rated R to blackleg
• Yield is 124% of Excel and _ day earlier
Libred 449: Brett Young
• An early maturing Roundup Ready open-pollinated variety flowers, pods up and harvests quicker than other varieties. Full yield potential realized in minimum time means growers in short seasons or delayed seeding positions worry less about late season frost or flowering during summer heat. Flowering time of about 41-44 days. Good standablility and resistance to shattering. More compact for easier harvest due to less material to handle at harvest. Rated R for blackleg.
1849 RR: Canterra
• A high yield open pollinated Roundup Ready canola. Rated R for blackleg, very good standablility.
1812 RR Synthetic Canola: Canterra
• a short to medium height canola. It's a midseason maturing canola similar to 46A65. An excellent lodging resistance. Yield is similar to 46A65 and SW Gladiator RR. It's moderately resistant to blackleg.
Canterra 1841 Hybrid: Canterra
• Rated R for blackleg, excellent standability.
• Customers reported excellent yield potential.
Canterra 1862 RR: Canterra
• Open pollinated, early maturing, short height and MR to blackleg.

CANOLA - LIBERTY LINK :

Invigor 2663: Bayer
• Excellent spring vigor, long flowering period. Quite tall - some leaning at swathing. Medium-late maturing. Very large seed size.
Invigor 2733: Bayer
• Good spring vigor, medium stature, early maturing.
Invigor 5020: Bayer
• A high yielding hybrid, yielded 125%. It has a very good lodging resistance. Its rated R for blackleg. Resistant to Liberty herbicides.
Invigor 5070: Bayer
• Is one of the highest yielding hybrids, at 130%. It has superior lodging resistance and excellent standiblility. Rated R for blackleg. One day later than average hybrids.
• Highest yielder in our local plots.
Libred 2393: Brett Young
• Strong emergence and large leaf growth for strong competition, moderately susceptible to blackleg, medium to long maturity

CANOLA - CONVENTIONAL

• 279: Libred
• Ebony: Dekalb
• Hudson: QAS
• Reward: Polish

Dry Bean:

CDC Pintium: Crop Development Centre
• Only early maturing, erect bean we have available. Seed handling and weed control extremely important to successful growing dry beans.

TRITICALE

AC Ultima: QAS
• Spring Triticale. Maturity like CPS wheat. Medium to tall plant height. Excellent drought tolerant silage crop. Also used in milling and distilling market.. Prone to fusarium.
Bobcat: Progressive Seed
• Winter Triticale. 4-7 day later maturity than winter wheat. Little to no awns so excellent forage material. Also makes very good quick pasture due to rapid regrowth. We pastured 90 cow/calf pairs on 160 acres for 80 days. Also used in milling and distilling markets.

WINTER WHEAT

CDC Buteo: SeCan
• Medium height. Good disease package. Good kernel quality.
• Found on CWB Special Winter Wheat Program.
McClintock: Canterra
• 214 days to maturity, awned red winter wheat, excellent resistence to leaf and stem rust, good winter survival.
• Found on CWB Specialty Winter Wheat List.

CHICKLING VETCH

AC Greenfix: S.S. Johnson Seeds
• Long vined, small seeded annual pulse plant that has excellent Nitrogen fixing capabilities. Interest comes from organic producers and green manure producers who want this for plowdown.

PERENNIAL RYE GRASS

Citation IV: Brett Young
• Perennial turf grass seed. Underseeded to HRS wheat last year. Where we had good crop of wheat - no grass survived thin wheat crop - grass survived winter but didn't fair well in dry spring. Cool, dry spring and heavy wild oat pressure resulted in very poor seed set. This year's crop was underseeded to April peas with excellent establishments but heavy volunteer wheat pressure.

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