Variety Trials

2020 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, and flax. 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 2020 program was provided by:

• Alberta Agriculture and 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 and Forestry
• Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
• British Columbia Grain Producers
• Nutrien Ag Solutions
• 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 
• Northern Peace Applied Research Association (NPARA)
• Prairie Grain Development Committee
• Lakeland College

The following individuals are the 2020 Regional Variety Trial and crop specific coordinators: 
• Regional Variety Trial Coordinator: A. Fedko
• Spring wheat: H. Randhawa, D. Spaner and S. Strydhorst
• Barley: J. Anderson
• Oat: K. Nilsen
• Triticale: M. Aljarrah
• Winter Wheat: R. Graf
• Fall Rye: R. Ragupathy
• Flax: B. Tar’an

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