2016-2017 Beaufort County Wheat Variety Trial Results

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2016-2017 Beaufort County Wheat Variety Trial

Cooperating Farmer: Poole Farms

Location: One mile west of Burbage Road on the Peoples Road, near Yeatesville

Soil Type: Portsmouth Loam, Tomotley Fine Sandy Loam

Planter/Row Width: Seed drill, 7 inch spacing

Plant Population: The seed drill was calibrated to plant 130 lbs of seed per acre (based on a seed count of 13,500 seed/lb). It is important to note that the seed count varies by variety, and it was not feasible to adjust the drill to compensate for these differences.

The purpose of this test was to compare wheat varieties recommended for eastern NC wheat production. The test was planted on November 11th 2016, and harvested on June 13th, 2017. Production practices applied to this plot were typical of those used in our area to maximize yield and profit.

This test was implemented with three replications. A statistical analysis of the yield data indicated that varieties with yields within 5.5 bu/acre of each other were not significantly different from one another.

2017 Beaufort County Wheat Variety Test
Variety Yield (bu/A) Test Weight (lbs/bu)
Croplan 9606 101.4 57.1
Pioneer 26R59 100.7 57.1
AgVenture TWS 3416 100.4 57.1
Syngenta Viper 98.9 58.3
Harveys AP 1871 98.8 58.1
AgVenture TWS 3516 98.1 55.6
AgriMaxx 444 97.9 57.6
Syngenta Harrison 97.5 56.8
UniSouth Genetics USG 3197 97.0 55.7
Harveys AP 1882 97.0 58.3
AgriMaxx 473 96.8 57.5
Syngenta Oakes 96.2 59.1
Pioneer 26R41 96.1 58.3
DynaGro DG 9692 96.1 58.7
DynaGro DG 9642 96.0 55.4
Croplan 9415 95.5 57.8
Croplan 8550 95.4 57.8
UniSouth Genetics USG 3536 95.3 57.8
Gerard 557 95.0 59.0
UniSouth Genetics USG 3895 94.7 57.2
AgriMaxx 415 94.4 58.3
Meherrin Southern Harvest SH 4300 94.1 56.1
Meherrin Southern Harvest SH EXP 1706 92.1 58.3
Lima Grain LCS 3204 90.8 59.8
Pioneer 26R10 89.6 57.8
Harveys AP 1933 89.3 59.3
Meherrin Southern Harvest SH 4400 85.0 57.1
DynaGro DG 9772 83.3 55.2
Mean 95.1 57.6
CV (%) 4.6
LSD (p=0.05) 5.5