Top Winter Wheat Varieties in Manitoba – 2016

In 2016, there was approximately 134,000 acres of commercial winter wheat seeded in the fall of 2015 in Manitoba, as reported by producers for AgriInsurance purposes (acres do not include pedigree or organic production). This is down slightly from the 159,000 acres of winter wheat seeded the previous fall of 2014.

The variety Emerson, at 64.7% of Manitoba’s commercial winter wheat acreage, was the most popular variety grown in Manitoba in 2016 (compared to 54.2% in 2015 when it also the most popular).  Emerson was first released to producers in the fall of 2014 and is the first winter wheat variety with a Resistant (R) rating to fusarium head blight.

CDC Falcon remains in the second spot in 2016 at 12.4%, down from 2015 (20.7%). In third spot is AAC Gateway at 10.1%, which is a newer variety developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Lethbridge Research and Development Centre.  It is a shorter-statured variety, with good straw strength, good yield potential, and higher protein content. AAC Gateway belongs to the Canada Western Red Winter (CWRW) class.

Rounding out the top 5 include CDC Buteo at 5.5% and Flourish at 2.3%.  The top five varieties were grown on 95% of winter wheat acres in Manitoba. The remaining 5% of acres were seeded to 8 other winter wheat varieties.

Approximately 85% of commercial winter wheat acres were seeded to varieties belonging to the CWRW class, with the remaining acreage seeded to varieties of the new Canada Western Special Purpose (CWSP) class. The CWSP class is a new class created by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) as of August 1, 2016 (https://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/consultations/2015/classes-en.htm).

Submitted by:  Pam de Rocquigny, Provincial Cereal Crops Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture

Source: http://www.mmpp.com/mmpp.nsf/sar_varieties_2016.pdf

Respond
Have a follow-up question?

Manitoba Barley Acres & Top Varieties in 2016

IMG_0972

In 2016, there was approximately 352,000 acres of commercial barley seeded in Manitoba, as reported by producers for AgriInsurance purposes (acres do not include pedigree or organic production), down from 383,500 acres in 2015.

The variety CDC Austenson, at 21.8% of Manitoba’s commercial barley acreage, was the most popular variety grown in Manitoba in 2016.  It was the second most popular variety in 2015 (16.6%). CDC Austenson is a 2-row feed type that was registered in 2008. It was developed by the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, with SeCan being the distributor.

CONLON, a 2-row feed type, is in second spot in 2016 at 19.5%; CONLON had been the most popular variety based on market share since 2004 in Manitoba and was grown on 24.4% of commercial barley acres in 2015. In third spot is Celebration at 9.3%, a 6-row malting variety. Fourth and fifth place are AAC Synergy at 9.1% and AC Metcalfe (2 row-malting) at 7.3%.  AAC Synergy is a newer 2-row malting variety developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Brandon Research & Development Centre and distributed by Syngenta Seeds Canada Ltd. It is shorter-statured variety with good straw strength and good disease package. The top five varieties were grown on 67% of barley acres in Manitoba.

Rounding out the top ten are the varieties Newdale (2-row, malting), CDC Copeland (2-row, malting), Tradition (6-row, malting), Champion (2-row, feed), and Bentley (2-row, malting).  The top 10 varieties together were grown on 91.3% of barley acres in Manitoba. The remaining 8.7% of acres were seeded to 32 other barley varieties.

In 2016, acreage devoted to the feed/food, malting and hulless categories were 49.9%, 50.1% and 0.04%, respectively. By comparison, in 2015 52.5% of acres were grown to feed/food varieties, 47.3% to malting varieties, and 0.2% to hulless varieties.

When looking at the feed/food category in 2016, majority of acres were seeded to 2-row varieties (98.5%) compared to 6-row varieties (1.5%). This trend is consistent from 2015 where 97.1% of acres were grown to 2-row and 2.9% to 6-row varieties.

In the malting barley category in 2016, 66.5% of acres were seeded to 2-row varieties (59.8% in 2015) compared to 33.5% to 6-row varieties (40.2% in 2015).

Overall in Manitoba, 2-row barley varieties were grown on 82.4% of acres in 2016 (compared to 79.5% in 2015), with the remaining 17.6% grown to 6-row varieties (20.5% in 2015).

Submitted by:  Pam de Rocquigny, Provincial Cereal Crops Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture

Source: http://www.mmpp.com/mmpp.nsf/sar_varieties_2016.pdf

Respond
Have a follow-up question?

Acreage Seeded to the Various Wheat Classes in Manitoba – 2016

In 2016, there was approximately 2.8 million acres of wheat seeded in Manitoba, as reported by producers for AgriInsurance purposes (pedigree and organic production not included), down from 3.0 million acres in 2015.

The Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) class remains the largest class of wheat grown in Manitoba.  In 2016, 79.3% of provincial acreage devoted to wheat production is sown to CWRS varieties.  This is down slightly from 86.0% in 2015.

The new wheat class Canada Northern Hard Red (CNHR) is the second largest class of wheat in Manitoba at 12.1% of the total wheat acreage. The class currently includes three varieties: Faller, Prosper and Elgin ND. This class of wheat grew as 7.8% of the total wheat acres were grown to those three varieties in 2015.

Winter wheat, which includes varieties belonging to the Canada Western Red Winter (CWRW) class, and the new Canada Western Special Purpose (CWSP) class, is the third largest category at 4.9% of total wheat acres, down from 5.3% in 2015.  Keep in mind for winter wheat, the number of acres represents what was seeded in the previous fall and does not reflect the number of acres remaining after winter injury or winterkill.

Combined, CWRS, CNHR and winter wheat account for 96.3% of total wheat acres in Manitoba in 2016 (compared to 96.1% in 2015).

The remaining 3.7% of wheat acres in 2016 are comprised of the smaller classes of wheat, including Canada Western Hard White Spring (CWHWS), Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD), Canada Western Special Purpose (CWSP – spring varieties only), Canada Western Soft White Spring (CWSWS), Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) and unregistered spring wheat varieties. There was a substantial increase in CPSR acres – approximately 59,400 acres in 2016 compared to 3900 acres in 2015. However, the other smaller classes of wheat saw decreases in 2016 acreage from 2015.

Submitted by:  Pam de Rocquigny, Provincial Cereal Crops Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture

Source: http://www.mmpp.com/mmpp.nsf/sar_varieties_2016.pdf

Respond
Have a follow-up question?

Top Red Spring Wheat Varieties in Manitoba – 2016

IMG_20160711_105411

AAC Brandon at Portage la Prairie, MB (2016). Photo by P. de Rocquigny

In 2016, there was approximately 2.2 million acres of commercial red spring wheat seeded in Manitoba, as reported by producers for AgriInsurance purposes (acres do not include pedigree or organic production).

The variety AAC Brandon, at 37.9% of Manitoba’s commercial red spring wheat acreage, was the most popular variety grown in Manitoba in 2016.  It was the fourth most popular variety in 2015 (10.4%).  AAC Brandon was first released commercially in 2015. AAC Brandon is an awned semi-dwarf variety with strong straw, good yield potential, resistant (R) to both stem and leaf rust, and has a moderately resistant (MR) rating to fusarium head blight and stripe rust.  It was developed by AAFC – Swift Current and is distributed by SeCan.

Cardale remains in second spot at 17.1% of acres, compared to 2015 where it was grown on 20.7% of acres. In third spot is Carberry at 10.2%, and rounding out the top 5 include Glenn at 7.1% and Harvest at 5.8%.  Harvest has consistently placed in the top 5 of most popular CWRS varieties in Manitoba over the past few years, showing its popularity with producers.  However, Harvest is one of the 25 CWRS varieties being reclassified to the Canada Northern Hard Red (CHHR) class by the Canadian Grain Commission effective August 1, 2018.

Rounding out the top ten are the varieties AAC Elie, CDC Plentiful, AC Domain, Muchmore, and CDC Stanley.  The top 10 varieties together were grown on 91.8% of red spring wheat acres in Manitoba. The remaining 8.2% of acres were seeded to 43 other red spring wheat varieties, many of those newer varieties gaining in acres.

Other popular varieties, based on total acres grown, include Faller and Prosper, which belong to the new Canadian Northern Hard Red (CNHR) class. AAC Penhold, a CPSR variety, is also gaining market share in Manitoba.

Submitted by:  Pam de Rocquigny, Provincial Cereal Crops Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture

Source: http://www.mmpp.com/mmpp.nsf/sar_varieties_2016.pdf

Respond
Have a follow-up question?

A History of the Recommendations Made by the PRCWRT

The Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye and Triticale (PRCWRT) evaluates candidate cultivars (varieties) of wheat, rye and triticale and, upon the request of the owner or designate, makes recommendations to the Variety Registration Office, Canadian Food Inspection Agency regarding the suitability of the candidate for registration.

The attached file shows a history of their recommendations made from 1959 to March 4, 2014:   PRCWRT Recommendations 1959-PresentNote: some varieties recommended have been registered by CFIA since the file was last updated.

As you look through the list, you’ll see the number of varieties that were supported by the PRCWRT have increased over the years.  You will also note that even though a variety was supported by the PRCWRT, not all lines were registered (see comments column).

For more information on the PRCWRT, visit their website at http://www.pgdc.ca/committees_wrt.html

Submitted by: Pam de Rocquigny, Provincial Cereal Crops Specialist

Respond
Have a follow-up question?