Whats new in durum varieties
Happy New Year!
While the weather has been good, we are doing a small update to our seed plant as well as treating seed. We have shipped 11 loads of treated and bare in the first 7 days of the year! We like to treat in -5 or warmer conditions if we can so Chinooks are welcome.
Austenson 2 row Barley & Viewfield HRSW went out over the past 10 days treated, as well as some bare seed lots.
We are keeping busy working on employee reviews and additional shipping and seed cleaning.
We will have a booth at the Irrigation Update in Lethbridge on January 14 & 15th, and I will be speaking on PGR use on irrigation at the event.
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AAC Succeed VB
Our new variety this season is AAC Succeed VB. It is a midge tolerant variety (CDC Alloy is the refuge) meaning you can only save seed back one year off certified to preserve the midge resistance. The main reason we decided to grow it even though it had a few rules to follow was yield, standability and maturity.
In registration trials it was 12-15% over checks (Strongfield) but I expect it to about 2% over top varieties on the market right now. It is one day earlier vs Strongfield meaning up to 3 days earlier vs Transcend. Its medium height, has a MS rating for FHB.
CDC Alloy has become a nice replacement for Spitfire for many of our customers. When registered was 10-13% over checks (Strongfield) and a few customers had it yield 2-5% more vs Spitfire in 2019. It has a MS rating for FHB and in 2018 we had it out yield Transcend side by side by 2%. Parent lines of Alloy are Strongfield & Brigade
An industry standard now, CDC Precision when registered showed 10-18% yield advantage over checks. Many customers still use precision as their main durum variety. It also has a MS for FHB with good grade retention. Verona is one of its parent lines.
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Greg Stamp CCA
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