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  Evaluation of Spring Milling Wheat Cultivars for Organic Production

D.Walker1, A.Smith1, J.Scott2, and S.Fleischhaker2
(Partner: Maritime Certified Organic Growers Co-operative)

Abstract: Yield goals of 1.7 to 2.2 T ha-1 and protein quality targets of 13.5% or more were achieved in 1998 spring milling wheat organic cultivar trials carried out in three locations. Wheat yields ranged from 1.0 to 2.4 T ha-1 in replicated cultivar trials. Percent protein in replicated trials ranged from 11.52 to 17.41%, with most results above 13.5%. The most significant differences in weed and disease pressure were found between locations rather than between cultivars. Initial evaluations show that it is likely other cultivars as good or better than Roblin will be identified over the three year trial period.

1Livestock and Livestock Feed Branch, NBDARD, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
2Maritime Certified Organic Growers, c/o 152 Speerville Rd. Speerville N.B. E7N 1S2

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