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  Winter and Spring Cereal and Protein Crop Cultivar Evaluation

D.F. Walker1, A.O.M. Smith1,  J. Marks2, D. MacLoon2 and J. Blackie 3
(Partner: New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association )

Abstract: The New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association with funding from the Strategic Partnership Development Program in co-operation with the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture and Rural Development conducted small grain and soybean cultivar evaluation trials at Hartland, N.B. in 1998. In separate replicated small plot trials, 65 lines of spring wheat , 34 lines of six-row barley, 28 lines of two-row barley, l0 lines of normal oats and 4 lines of naked oats were planted at Hartland on April 30-May 1, 1997. At the same location the Atlantic Soybean Performance and Registration trials were planted on May 12 with 36 and 30 entries respectively. There was also a six-row barley screening trial (32 lines) planted at the Hartland site. At Florenceville, 64 lines of winter wheat were established on Sept. 11, 1997. These trials are part of the Atlantic testing system for small grains and soybeans. In addition to the recognized testing system, several private seed companies provided lines of each specie for evaluation. Data from these trials are used by the Atlantic Field Crop Committee to recommend lines for registration and recommend cultivars for commercial production in Publications 100B and 100D.

1Livestock and Livestock Feed Branch, NBDARD, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
2New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Fredericton, NB
3NBDARD, Florenceville, NB

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