Trial Name: 2020 Feed Barley and Malt Barley Variety Trials
CDC Austenson and Claymore displayed the highest of yields, ranging 24-26 bu/acre. These were particularly high when compared to the four least yielding varieties: Gadsby, Amisk, Trochu, and CDC Carter (P=0.001). CDC Carter had the highest test weight among the treatments at 52.5 lbs/bu, while Amisk had lowest at just over 40 lbs/bu (P=0.003). The C.V. in the yield analysis was 24.6, thus the results may not be a proper indicator of true varietal yielding potential. Such lack of confidence was likely due to 2020’s adverse growing conditions.
Yield ranged from 19-31 bushels per acre; test weight ranged from 44-60 lbs per bushel. CDC Fraser and CDC Kindersley yields of 30.5 bu/acre and 29 bu/acre, respectively, exceeded that of the other varieties (P=0.003). For test weight, CDC Clear and CDC Ascent produced significantly higher values than the subsequent 8 varieties (P<0.0001). As with feed barley, a high C.V. value in the yield analysis indicates high levels of variability in the experiment. Thus, yield results can not be considered reliable.
- Feed Barley (AB Advantage, AB Cattelac, Amisk, CDC Austenson, CDC Carter, Claymore, Gadsby, and Trochu)
- Malt Barley (AAC Connect, AC Metcalfe, CDC Anderson, CDC Ascent, CDC Bow, CDC Clear, CDC Copeland, CDC Fraser, CDC Kindersley, and CDC Meredith)
- May 12 – 46-0-0-0 (120 lb/ac)
- May 13 – Glyphosate (0.66 L/ac), Heat (0.059 L/ac), and Merge (0.2 L/ac)
- May 15 – 13-33-0-15S (120 lb/ac)
- Jun. 05 – Prestige A (0.32 L/ac) and Prestige B (0.32 L/ac)
- Jul. 14 – G22 (3 L/ac), F18 (0.5 L/ac), Microbolt B (0.25 L/ac), and Microbolt Mo (14 g/ac)