M. Price1, A.O.M. Smith1and J. McKinney2
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 cultivar evaluation trials in Hartland, New Brunswick in 2004. A malting barley trial, consisting of 12 lines, was established on the 10th day of May, 2004. Dry matter yield values ranged from 1.34 tons/acre to 1.97 tons/acre. Lowest and highest yielding lines were Foster and Queens, respectively. Leaf diseases were detected among the lines. Fusarium toxin (DON) levels ranged from 0.2 ppm to 2.2 ppm. Lines with levels under 1 ppm are considered to be acceptable.
1 NB Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Agriculture Development Branch, PO Box 6000, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1
2 NB Soil and Crop Improvement Association, 16 Gilks Road, Maugerville, NB, E3A 8N4