D.F. Walker 1 , A.O.M. Smith 1 and P.D. Sandeson 2
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, Fisheries and Aquaculture conducted small grain and soybean cultivar evaluation trials at Hartland, New Brunswick in 2000. In separate replicated plot trials, 24 lines of spring wheat, 21 lines of six-row barley, 12 lines of two-row barley, 19 lines of covered oats, and 20 lines of naked oats were planted on the 4 and 5 May. A six-row barley screening trial (30 lines) was also planted at the Hartland site. In addition to the recognized testing system, a private seed company provided 3 lines of six-row and 3 lines of two-row barley for evaluation. At the same location the Canadian Coop soybean variety trial was planted on the 5 May containing 25 entries. On the 9 September 1999, 27 lines of winter wheat were established at a different site in Hartland, New Brunswick. These trials are part of the Maritime testing system for small grains and soybeans. Data from these trials are used by the Atlantic Field Crop Committee to recommend lines for registration and to recommend cultivars for commercial production in New Brunswick.
1 Agriculture Development Branch, New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1
2 New Brunswick Soil & Crop Improvement Association, Fredericton, NB