M. Price1, A.O.M. Smith1 and 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. An oat registration/recommendation trial, consisting of 17 advanced lines, was established on the 10th day of May, 2004. This trial is part of the Maritime testing system for small grains. Dry matter yield values ranged from 2.43 tons/hectare to 4.47 tons/hectare. The lowest and highest yielding lines were Navan and Capital, respectively. Data from this trial is used to recommend lines for registration and to recommend cultivars for commercial production in New Brunswick. 98AS15.35 and QO.685.48 were put forward for registration and recommendation. Leaf diseases were detected among the lines. Fusarium toxin (DON) levels ranged from 0.0 ppm to 0.4 ppm. Since toxin levels were below 1 ppm they were considered 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