D.F. Walker11, A.O.M. Smith1 and P.D. Sandeson2
(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 1999. In separate replicated small plot trials, 47 lines of spring wheat , 26 lines of six-row barley, 15 lines of two-row barley, 16 lines of normal/naked oats were planted at Hartland on May 4-5. At the same location the Canadian Coop Soybean Variety Trial was planted on May 5 containing 30 entries. There was also a six-row barley screening trial (30 lines) planted at the Hartland site. At Jacksonville, 52 lines of winter wheat were established on Sept. 8, 1998. These trials are part of the Atlantic testing system for small grains and soybeans. In addition to the recognized testing system, a private seed company provided 4 lines of six-row and 2 lines of tow-row barley 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 & Crop Improvement Association, Fredericton, NB