b'REGIONAL VARIETY TRIALSVarieties of Cereal and Oilseed Crops for AlbertaTHIS ANNUAL PUBLICATION provides information on cerealVarieties Reported in the Tablesand oilseed variety performance in Alberta and northeasternA variety must be registered to appear in the tables. Publication British Columbia. Important agronomic characteristics andnormally occurs after two years of testinghowever, entries disease resistance information is provided for varieties ofare accepted with the understanding that testing will occur for wheat, barley, oat, rye, triticale, and flax. The Alberta Regionalat least three years. When there islimited data for a new variety, Variety Testing program for cereals and flax is coordinated byyield information may only appear in the Overall Yield column. the Alberta Regional Variety Advisory Committee (ARVAC)An XX is reported in any column when there is insufficient and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF). Funding for thedata. Single year data will not be reported as it is often an program 2020 program was provided by: unreliable indicator of performance. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Varieties without pedigreed seed production in AlbertaAlberta Wheat Commission within the past two years, following five years of full registrationAlberta Barley Commission to facilitate adoption, will be flagged for removal from the tables.Alberta Oat Growers Association After the variety has been flagged for removal for one year, itAlberta Seed Growers may be removed from the tables unless an objection is receivedAlberta Seed Processors for consideration by ARVAC. Notwithstanding the abovePrairie Oat Growers Association criteria, a variety can be retained in a table if a compellingEntry fees for the varieties being testedcase is made. In cases where both the breeding institution and seed distributor wish to have a variety deleted from the table, Data for this publication come from various sources, including: removal can occur without a notification flag. Please note thatAlberta Agriculture and Forestry under normal circumstances, removal from a table does notAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada indicate variety cancellation has occurred.British Columbia Grain Producers Nutrien Ag Solutions Yield Results and Reporting University of Alberta Variety choice should never be based solely on yieldAlberta Innovates Technology Futures performance, as it is only one factor which affects net return.Farming Smarter The genetic yield potential of a variety is often maskedSARDA Ag Research by numerous factors, some of which can be controlledBattle River Research Group (BRRG) through variety choice and others through astute agronomicChinook Applied Research Association (CARA) management. Producers are encouraged to consider otherGateway Research Organization (GRO) characteristics such as maturity, plant height, lodging andLakeland Applied Research Association (LARA) disease/pest resistance when deciding which varieties to grow.McKenzieLong term satisfaction with a variety is often related to non-yieldNorthern Peace Applied Research Association (NPARA) characteristics. Prairie Grain Development Committee In 2018 and 2019, the yield data for CWRS wheat wereLakeland College reported in two formats. In 2020 and 2021, only the traditional format has been presented. ARVAC hopes to reevaluate The following individuals are the 2020 Regional Variety Trialalternative report formats in the future, when in-person and crop specific coordinators:discussions can occur. Regional Variety Trial Coordinator: A. Fedko Producers have asked for additional checks in the regionalSpring wheat: H. Randhawa, D. Spaner and S. Strydhorst variety trials that reflect more commonly grown varieties.Barley: J. Anderson Starting in 2018, two additional varieties were grown asOat: K. Nilsen benchmark checks and reflect the two most popular varietiesTriticale: M. Aljarrah for the crop or within a market class during the previous year,Winter Wheat: R. Graf based on crop insurance data. These checks will change as theFall Rye: R. Ragupathy popularity of varieties changes. Flax: B. Taran Exercise caution when making yield comparisons among Sincere thanks are extended to all individuals andvarieties. Variety yield should only be directly compared to the organizations who contribute to this publication. standard reference check. Actual head-to-head testing between other varieties may not have occurred. Small plot agronomic trials 70seed.ab.ca'