AAC Brandon remains the dominant CWRS variety for Manitoba with tremendous yield potential, excellent standability, top level disease resistance and easy harvesting. Other CWRS varieties and other classes of wheat can’t compete with the reliable performance of AAC Brandon. With yields at or above those of varieties from other lower value wheat classes AAC Brandon offers the best of both top end performance and access to top value wheat markets.
The Future: AAC STARBUCK
2019 was our second year increasing seed of the new AAC Starbuck CWRS wheat. This variety will be commercially available to plant for the 2021 production season. We have evaluated many lines to challenge AAC Brandon for a place in our customers rotations but the bar was set high. Many lines just didn’t measure up but AAC Starbuck has the full package of traits and exceptional yield potential to fit producers needs. AAC Starbuck offers a sizable yield adavantage over current CWRS varieties with tremendous yield potential. This variety offers all of the traits we are looking for including good standabilty and excellent fusarium resistance with the added advantage of wheat midge resistance. We will run a head to head comparision between AAC Starbuck and AAC Brandon in 2020 so you can view these lines side by side for yourself.