Sunray spring triticale

Sunray Triticale is a spring variety that is well adapted to all growing zones of Western Canada. It is a semi-dwarf variety with lower ergot infection rates, short strong straw, resistance to leaf rust, stem rust, common bunt and common root rot. Sunray Triticale was developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Lethbridge Research Centre with advanced lines provided by International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre in Mexico.

Main strengths:

  • Lower ergot infection than checks
  • Highly resistant to leaf rust, stem rust, common bunt and common root rot
  • Semi-dwarf variety (96 cm); shorter than Pronghorn, AC Certa and AC Ultima
  • Short straw strength
  • Falling number is less than AC Ultima
  • Soft awns

Western Spring Triticale Co-operative Test

2016

Variety (Zone 1) Yield kg/ha (Zone 1) % of check mean (Zone 2) Yield kg/ha (Zone 2) % of check mean (Zone 3) Yield kg/ha (Zone 3) % of check mean Overall mean % of check mean
Pronghorn 4408 102 4448 105 7850 102 4808 103
AC Certa 4228 98 4169 98 7396 96 4554 98
AC Ultima 4274 99 4144 97 7894 102 4618 99
Sunray 4290 100 4531 107 8425 109 4857 104
Check mean 4303 100 4254 100 7713 100 4660 100

Western Spring Triticale Co-operative Test 2007-2009