Variety Evaluation Guide

Variety Evaluation Guide

Soybean variety trial site in September, when maturity ratings begin

Soybean variety trial site in September, when maturity ratings begin

Variety performance of soybeans, edible beans, field peas, faba beans and lentils is tested at multiple locations throughout Manitoba every year. The purpose of variety performance testing is to provide Manitoba farmers and agronomists with independent information on yield and agronomic characteristics. The information is summarized in the guides found below and is designed to help select the best varieties suited to each farm and growing region in Manitoba. For each crop type, information is available on yield, maturity and other important agronomic and quality traits specific to each crop. Contents of these publications can only be reproduced with permission from MPSG.

Current Variety Evaluation Guides

Variety trial locations

TrialLocations
Soybean – eastern ManitobaMorden, Rosebank, Carman, Ste Adolphe, Morris, Portage, Stonewall, Beausejour
Soybean – western ManitobaBoissevain, Melita, Hamiota, Roblin, Dauphin (NEW for 2015)
Edible bean – narrow rowBoissevain, Melita, Morden, Roblin
Edible bean – wide rowWinkler, Carman, Portage, Morden
Field peaBoissevain, Hamiota, Melita, Thornhill
Faba beanArborg
LentilsHamiota, Melita
Acknowledgements

Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers would like to thank the following organizations who assist with organizing, establishing and managing the Crop Variety Evaluations.

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Cereal Research Centre
  • Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD)
  • Manitoba Crop Variety Evaluation Team (MCVET)
  • Prairies East Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (PESAI)
  • Westman Agriculture Development Organization (WADO)
  • Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centres (CMCDC)
  • Parkland Crop Diversification Foundation (PCDF)
  • Crop Production Services
  • Ag-Quest
  • Murphy et al Inc.