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Barley Variety Comparison at a glance

Barley Variety Comparison Chart

This handy chart compares the barley varieties we have for sale on key attributes including: grain yield, forage yield, height, straw strength etc.

Two Row Feed Barley

Esma Barley - Short with high yield potential

The word is out! Our customers have been extremely happy with their yields and results with Esma Barley! ESMA is an exciting new variety from Secan for Canada that provides exceptional grain yield and straw strength. Excellent choice for irrigation or high fertility environments. However, also looks good in dryland trials.

CDC Renegade Barley - Grain or Forage - You Choose!

New variety for release in 2024! It has a smooth awn and excellent forage yields but also has excellent grain yields.

AB Wrangler Barley - Ticks the boxes- high yields dryland grain or forage

AB Wrangler is new for seed season 2022! This is a new 2 row forage/feed barley that is turning heads because of its high forage and grain yields.

AB Prime Barley - Raising the bar for yield in cattle country

New from Seednet, AB Prime Barley is new two-row feed barley with very high yields and good standability. This variety looks well suited for southern Alberta and Saskatchewan and is new for 2023!

CDC Austenson Barley - Tried and true

Two-row feed barley with top grain yield, straw strength, high test weight and plumpness. Extremely adaptable and suitable for high fertility and dryland environments

CDC Maverick Barley - Smooth awn favorite for dryland forage

Two-row forage barley with smooth awns that make it a cow favorite when baled or used for swath grazing. A nice big kernel with a heavy bushel weight when harvested for grain. Excellent if rolling for feed purposes.

Six Row Feed Barley

AB Advantage Barley - Top forage yields!! 6 row smooth awn variety.

Top forage yielder for barley in the 2023 Sask Seed Guide! Advantage tops the DM yield (Kg/ha) in the charts! With it's smooth awn and excellent standability, new AB Advantage Barley is an excellent choice for those customers looking for silage/green feed/grain option.

Malt Barley

New! AB Dram Barley is the first non-glycosidic nitrile (non-GN) malt barley to be bred in Canada

AB Dram was produced by the Field Crop Development Centre in Lacombe Alberta. As a malt barley it is suitable for all malt distillation and is comparable to Copeland in yield with a slightly earlier maturity.

AAC Connect Barley - Standability and Rising Acceptance for malt.

New malt/feed barley that has excellent grain yield and nice standability. This variety is rising in acceptance with Maltsters due to it's similar malt profile to AC Metcalfe and it's low susceptibility to Fusarium.

CDC Copeland Barley - Malt barley favorite.

Two-row malting barley with high yields and good straw strength

Wheat & Durum

Hard Red Spring Wheat

Spring Wheat Variety Comparison Chart

This handy chart compares the following spring wheat varieties we have for sale on key attributes including: grain yield, height, straw strength, disease etc.

CDC Envy Hard Red Spring Wheat

Early maturing semi-dwarf spring wheat with high yields and good standability.

AAC Wheatland VB - Top yield and wheat midge resistance

This is a new high yielding hard red spring wheat from Secan that has wheat midge resistance.

AAC Hockley Wheat - High Protein and Leading Disease Resistance

AAC Hockley, the next generation in genetic potential offering consistent high yields and improved grain protein. This semi-dwarf variety has industry-leading standability, significantly better than all checks and can stand up to an intensive fertilizer management plan. The disease package is excellent, with ‘MR’ or better for all priority one diseases including FHB.

CDC Adamant VB - Standing up to sawfly & wheat midge

CDC Adamant VB is the first CWRS wheat that provides resistance to both wheat stem sawfly and orange blossom wheat midge . Farmers can now access unsurpassed protection from insect damage without having to sacrifice top-end yields.

AAC Viewfield Wheat - Short with excellent yield potential

AAC Viewfield is the shortest CWRS wheat to date with excellent straw strength, making it a top choice for irrigation and high yield environments. It’s a top yielder with improved protection against fusarium head blight (FHB) and sprouting.

AAC® Brandon Wheat - Top Choice in Western Canada

Brandon is semi-dwarf variety is capable of achieving high yields across many types of land and climate conditions on the prairies and is known for it's excellent quality protein and holding grade.

Durum Wheat

Durum Variety Comparison at a Glance

Durum Variety Comparison Chart

There are quite a few differences between the Alberta Seed Guide and Saskatchewan Seed Guide on Durum variety results. Results can be affected by so many variables! So we have decided to show the comparison chart for both guides looking at the key attributes including: grain yield, height, straw strength, disease etc.

AAC Schrader Durum - #1 Durum yield in AB Seed Guide & Leading the way in fusarium resistance

Newly released!!! AAC Schrader is the first and only durum with an ‘I’ (Intermediate Resistance Rating) for Fusarium Head Blight, displaying the highest resistance to FHB in CWAD. It is very high yielding with good standability!

AAC Schrader Stewardship Agreement - FP Genetics

AAC Schrader is a very unique variety, bearing a strong “I” or Intermediate rating for Fusarium Head Blight, and is the only variety of its kind commercially available globally. As a result the variety owner, FP Genetics, has created a Stewardship Agreement to protect the variety. The agreement allows farmers to use farm saved seed from this variety but restricts use for other purposes. See more info below:

AAC Stronghold Durum - Stands up to sawfly and delivers on yield

With it's strong straw, AAC Stronghold will be an excellent fit for southern Alberta, particularly under irrigation. Solid stem sawfly resistance makes it a smart choice on dryland.

AAC GoldNet Durum - The new Gold Standard for yield & protein!

This is a new high yielding Durum variety that has been topping the charts for yield in both the Sask Seed Guide and AB Seed Guide.

CDC Defy Durum - Excellent yield performer

CDC Defy durum wheat is an exciting new variety that looks to hold great promise for durum production in the future.

AAC Congress Durum

AAC Congress is high-yielding durum wheat variety with superior end-use qualities and some drought resistance.

AC® Transcend Durum

Slightly higher yield than Strongfield and better fusarium resistance! Transcend can be counted on to produce a nice quality sample.

Fall Crops and Cover Crops

Talk to us about winter wheat, fall hybrid rye, cover cropping options including simply oats or barley or more exotic blends, and fall perennial pasture/hay crops.

Winter Wheat

AAC Wildfire Winter Wheat

AAC Wildfire offers breakthrough yield, yielding 15% higher than Radiant in the 2024 Alberta Seed Guide and has outstanding yield on both dryland and irrigation. With a strong “R” rating for resistance to Stripe Rust, Wildfire has a powerful advantage over many other winter wheat varieties including Radiant. Finally, it has an MR (moderately resistant) rating to fusarium and has good straw strength.

AAC Coldfront

Available Fall 2024! New AAC Coldfront is our latest hard red winter wheat cultivar with broad adaptation, very good straw strength and excellent yield performance in all production areas of western Canada.

Fall Rye

If you are considering hybrid fall rye, we have some options for you.

Fall Rye Overview

We answer some of your questions about fall rye: - Why you would grow fall rye - What is the difference between hybrid fall rye and conventional fall rye - What are the marketing options for rye - Why you would choose fall rye over winter wheat

KWS Serafino Hybrid Fall Rye

KWS Serafino Hybrid Fall Rye offers excellent quality and maximum yield performance for silage, feed or grain.

SU Performer Hybrid Rye

SU Performer Hybrid Rye is a new high yielding excellent Dual Purpose – Grain and Forage hybrid rye with very high ratings for fall and spring vigour.

Pros and Cons of Winter Wheat versus Hybrid Rye

This article gives a quick summary of the high level differences between winter wheat and hybrid rye and the factors that might influence your decision as to which fall crop to grow this year.

Fall Crop Comparison Chart

Compares winter wheat and rye varieties.

Forages, Alfalfa, & Cover Crops

We are pleased to provide our customers with custom forage and cover crop blends as well as Alfalfa seed and blends.

Pea, Oat and Barley forage blends

Peas are often added to oats or barley forage crops in order to increase the protein content and palatability of the forage.

Alfalfa & Hay Blends

We offer the following Alfalfa and Hay blends.

Pasture Blends & Cover Crops

We are able to order specialty blends or custom blends to meet your specific needs.

Cover Crop Tips and Considerations

Cover crops are planted to prevent soil erosion, improve soil health, reduce weed populations, provide habitat for insects and wildlife, increase diversity of plant life, and to help manage water availability on your farm. Economically, preventing top soil erosion and improving soil health will provide long term yield benefits for your crops. Here are some things to think about when picking a cover crop:

Oats & Triticale


Oats Variety Comparisons.

See our comparison chart of our Oat varieties based on data from the 2021 Alberta Seed Guide:

CDC Arborg Oats - NEW!!

This new multi-purpose oat is an excellent choice for milling or green feed/forage purposes: CDC Arborg is a very high yielding, early maturing white milling oat that stands very well. It has excellent milling market opportunities, with good groat %, low thins and high beta-glucane. In addition, Arborg offers excellent green feed/forage tonnage and quality so it performs very well as a forage oat.

AC Morgan Oats

AC Morgan is a white hulled milling oat with high grain yield, very good lodging resistance and excellent milling quality.

Pulses & Specialty Crops


Lentil comparison chart

Here is our data comparison of the seed trials of the lentil varieties we have for sale this year relative to the check (CDC Maxim).

CDC Impulse CL® Lentils - Red

This small red lentil has a seed size that is just slightly larger than CDC Maxim. Impulse lentils will out yield Maxims in the traditional lentil growing areas of Saskatchewan and are Clearfield tolerant.

CDC Nimble CL® Lentil - Red

This is a new high yielding small red lentil (yielding 109% more than CDC Maxim in the 2021 Saskatchewan Seed Guide) and has a seed thickness greater than that of CDC Maxim and good resistance to Ascochyta Blight. Clearfield (Imidazolinone) tolerant for weed control.

CDC Simmie CL® Lentils - Red

CDC Simmie is a new red lentil variety, that has similar characteristics to CDC Maxim. This early medium maturing variety was bred by Albert Vandenberg at the University of Saskatchewan. CDC Simmie has an immense disease package and yields are 103% – 109% of CDC Maxim. New to the fields in the Spring of 2022.

CDC Lima CL® Lentils - Large Green

CDC Lima CL® is an Imidazolinone tolerant large green lentil variety with higher yield and seed thickness compared to CDC Improve and CDC Impower.

CDC Green Star Lentils - Large Green

A conventional green lentil that yields as much as red CDC Maxim in the traditional lentil growing areas of Sask and Alberta.


Pea Variety Comparison at a glance

This is a comparison sheet of the pea varieties that we have available. Data based on Saskatchewan Seed Guide 2024 & Prior data from the Crop Development Center at University of Saskatchewan.

AAC Julius Peas

New AAC Julius is one of our latest new pea varieties.

AAC Planet Peas - New high yielding yellow pea for 2024!

AAC Planet is a new high-yielding yellow pea that offers resistance to powdery mildew.

AAC Beyond Peas - New high yielding yellow pea for 2024!

AAC Beyond is a new high yielding yellow pea - available for 2024!

AAC Carver -Yellow Peas

An early maturing yellow pea that seems to be less susceptible to seed coat breakage.

CDC Forest - Green Peas

High yielding green field pea with good lodging tolerance. Features improved mycosphaerella blight resistance and powdery mildew resistance

CDC Leroy - Forage Peas

CDC Leroy is a forage pea cultivar developed by the Crop Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan.

CDC Blazer - Maple Peas

CDC Blazer is a new high yielding maple pea variety with a light seed coat.

Flax & Other Specialty Crops

CDC Dorado Yellow (Golden) Flax - finds its market niche with high marks for nutritional benefits.

Bred at the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, CDC Dorado is a high-yielding yellow flax with better oil content, linolenic acid content, and a good disease package among other positive characteristics.

Other Seed: Mustard, millet, buckwheat etc.

Talk to us about other crops.

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