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Winter wheat variety descriptions.

Getting the numbers on winter cereal varieties as fall planting approaches

Before you plant, make sure you’ve got the winter wheat or fall rye variety that works for you

Yield results are in from the 2020 MCVET (Manitoba Crop Variety Evaluation Team) fall rye and winter wheat testing locations. In addition to yield, agronomic and disease-resistance information for tested varieties is shown in the variety description tables. Things to consider Comparing yields: Data provided in the yield comparison tables helps to compare varieties at

2018 variety selection data for winter wheat and fall rye

This early data release is intended to help farmers make seeding decisions this fall

MCVET (Manitoba Crop Variety Evaluation Team) in collaboration with Glacier FarmMedia has been publishing winter cereal data collected from trials shortly after harvest to help farmers and seed growers make variety decisions during fall planting. In 2018, yield data is being published for eight fall rye and seven winter wheat varieties from five locations across


Winter wheat variety descriptions: 1 Maturity ratings: E = Early, M = Medium and L = Late. CDC Falcon is considered an Early (E) maturing variety. Varieties plus 2 to 4 days compared to CDC Falcon would be Medium (M) maturing. Varieties greater than 4 days compared to CDC Falcon would be rated as Late (L) maturing.
2 All registered varieties have similar (good) winter hardiness if seeded at the optimum date into standing stubble where good snow cover can be assured. For the newer varieties, there is limited information currently available. As these varieties are grown on more acres, a better understanding of relative winter hardiness will follow.
3 Fusarium head blight (FHB) infection is highly influenced by genetics, environment and heading date. Under high levels of disease pressure, all varieties will experience yield and/or quality loss.
~ Indicates a variety that is protected by Plant Breeder’s Rights or a variety where portection has been applied for but not yet granted at time of printing.

Decision data for winter cereals released

Various industry staff members have crunched this data and released it early to ensure farmers 
have the latest information when picking varieties for this fall

Since 2008, MCVET (Manitoba Crop Variety Evaluation Team) has been publishing winter cereal data collected from its trials shortly after harvest to help farmers and seed growers make variety decisions. In 2017, yield data is being published for five fall rye and eight winter wheat varieties from 10 locations across Manitoba. Agronomic and disease-resistance information for the