“THE RESULTS ARE IN!” The 2020 OCCC Performance Trial report has now been published, and the newest C&M Seeds genetics did not disappoint
The Ontario Cereal Crop Committee Performance Trials are one of the most significant tools to evaluate comparative performance of wheat varieties in Ontario. They provide a whole host of variety characteristics and index the yield of each variety across four different regions of the province. Although nothing can compare to an evaluation of varieties on your own soil and your own cropping system, these trials can be a significant supporting tool in variety selection.
Here are some highlights of how the C&M Wheat Team stacked up in the rankings.
C&M Seeds provides TWO of the top five Soft Red varieties! (Blaze ranked first at 113, and Cruze at 106).
C&M Seeds provides all genetics for the Hard Red class in Ontario. It should be noted that the average index of the Top Third of Hard Red varieties was 108 (Adrianus and PRO 81). This matches the average index of the Top Third of Soft Red varieties! This supports the fact that the newest HRW genetics have nearly eliminated the age old yield gap to SRW, and Table 6a displays the strong protein profile as well.
C&M Seeds provides the TOP TWO of the Soft Red varieties! (CM614 ranked first at 112, and Blaze at 111).
Once again, C&M Seeds provides all genetics for the Hard Red class in Ontario. It should be noted that the average index of the Top Third of Hard Red varieties was 108 (Adrianus and PRO 81). This is within two index points of average index of the Top Third of Soft Red varieties! (110) This again supports the fact that the newest HRW genetics have nearly eliminated the age old yield gap to SRW, and Table 6b displays the strong protein profile as well.
The C&M Seeds team has also had strong historical performance in the Area 3 and Area 5 from varieties like Lexington and CM614 when faced with some pretty stiff competition.
I chose to make these comparisons form the “2020 Fung Yes” column because that is the closest agronomic protocol to what most intensive wheat growers are applying. (For example, Palmerston site was one app 140N 20S, herb, T1 fung, and T3 fung) Admittedly, many farmers are managing in a more aggressive way, but this is closest that exists.
If you place a lot of value on STRAW, and are looking to harvest maximum grain and maximum straw volume also, be sure to check out the rankings on Table 6b, 6c, and 6d. Notice the ranking of PRO81 and Adrianus and CM614 consistently well above most other varieties.
The 2020 Performance Report once again shows the solid performance from The Wheat Team, and that we are bringing varieties forward for Ontario growers to DELIVER MORE! Thanks for your support!
The Wheat Team would also like to express our sincere thanks to the OCCC crew and supporters for their continued efforts in these trials. There is a huge amount of effort and detail that goes into the process. Thank-you.
Click the link below to access the 2020 Winter Wheat Report.