Variety Trials

2017 Regional Variety Trials

This annual publication provides information on cereal and oilseed variety performance in Alberta and northeastern British Columbia. Important agronomic characteristics and disease resistance information is provided for varieties of wheat, barley, oat, rye, triticale, flax and canola. The Alberta Regional Variety Testing program for cereals and flax is coordinated by the Alberta Regional Variety Advisory Committee (ARVAC) and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF). Funding for the program is provided by:

  • Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
  • Alberta Wheat Commission
  • Alberta Barley Commission
  • Alberta Oat Growers Association
  • Alberta Seed Growers
  • Alberta Seed Processors
  • Prairie Oat Growers Association
  • Entry fees for the varieties being tested

Data for this publication come from various sources, including:

  • Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
  • Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
  • British Columbia Grain Producers
  • CPS Canada
  • University of Alberta
  • Alberta Innovates Technology Futures
  • Farming Smarter
  • SARDA Ag Research
  • Battle River Research Group (BRRG)
  • Chinook Applied Research Association (CARA)
  • Gateway Research Organization (GRO)
  • Lakeland Applied Research Association (LARA)
  • McKenzie Applied Research Association (MARA)
  • Northern Peace Applied Research Association (NPARA)
  • Prairie Grain Development Committee
  • Canola Council of Canada

The following individuals are the Regional Variety Trial and crop specific coordinators:

  • Alex Fedko, Regional Variety Trial Coordinator
  • Spring wheat, Drs. H. Randhawa, D. Spaner and S. Strydhorst
  • Barley, J. Anderson
  • Oat, Dr. J. Mitchell-Fetch
  • Triticale, Dr. H. Randhawa
  • Winter Wheat, Dr. R. Graf
  • Fall Rye, Dr. J. Larsen
  • Winter Triticale, Dr. J. Larsen
  • Flax, M. Hartman

Sincere thanks are extended to all individuals and organizations that contribute to this publication.

To download a PDF of the 2017 RVT trial data, click here: asg_spring2018-rvt