AAC STARBUCK VB
*NEW* for 2021. This is the first year for commercial producers to access this high performance variety. We have had the chance to fully evaluate AAC Starbuck VB wheat through 3 years of seed increase and each year it has lived up to its billing as a worthy AAC Brandon replacement. On average through three seasons we have seen a 7% yield advantage over AAC Brandon. AAC Starbuck VB is a midge tolerant wheat variety requiring producers to sign up for the Midge Tolerant Wheat stewardship program to ensure this valuable trait is protected for its long term benefit to Western Canadian producers. AAC Starbuck VB offers all of the traits needed for successful CWRS production in our environment – short strong straw, excellent fusarium resistance and good protein performance. Demand has been brisk – supplies are limited.
AAC Brandon has become the dominant CWRS variety for Manitoba with its consistent high yields, excellent standability, top level disease resistance and easy harvesting. While newcomer AAC Starbuck VB has finally emerged as a competitve option for growers looking for something new AAC Brandon will continue to dominate market share for CWRS in Manitoba for 2021.