CDC Evolve spelt

CDC Evolve is an awnless, hollow stemmed spelt suited to the longer crop season areas of Alberta and Saskatchewan. It was bred at the CDC in Saskatoon The variety is higher yielding than other spelt varieties and has a shorter straw and a lower lodging score. CDC Evolve is earlier to the head and mature. Threshability is in the same range as the checks. It has a soft red kernel and weak gluten characteristics that are desirable for marketing.

 

Main Strengths:



  • Much improved yield over other spelt varieties
  • Shorter straw, better lodging resistance
  • Soft red kernel
  • Resistant to loose smut and bunt

Spring Spelt Registration Test

2012-2016

Entry Name Grain Yield kg/ha % CDC Nx Heading days Maturity days Height cm Lodging 1 to 9 Test weight kg/hL Kernel weight mg Thresh-ability % Grain Protein %
1 AC Barrie 3606 96.9 57.4 95.0 96.5 2.2 78.8 34.1 97 15.5
2 CDC Nexon 3720 100.0 65.5 100.7 123.8 6.4 75.8 39.6 40 14.9
3 CDC Zorba 4185 112.5 63.9 98.4 122.7 4.0 74.1 37.9 38 15.7
4 CDC Origin 4316 116.0 63.6 100.1 117.9 2.8 75.1 38.2 18 16.5
5 CDC Silex 4177 112.3 61.0 98.1 112.5 4.4 76.4 37.6 26 16.0
6 CDC Evolve 4575 123.0 60.2 95.7 111.2 2.5 74.9 37.2 37 15.9
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