Two-row forage barley with smooth awns and CDC Cowboy parentage.
This smooth awn variety from SeCan has high forage yield potential, and provides a very large plump grain kernel.
Designed to provide good yields with minimal crop inputs, CDC Maverick is a good choice for those who want to seed something without a lot of fuss or costs. CDC Maverick is ideally suited to lower input management and areas with lighter soils but will produce top forage yields under almost all conditions across Western Canada.
Tall with a tremendous amount of plant matter, CDC Maverick barley is tops in Alberta silage trials. With it's smooth awn, CDC Maverick is more palatable to cattle than barley varieties with a rough awn and can be used for swath grazing as well as silage.
Our experience with this variety is that when harvested for grain, it will produce a plump seed kernel with a high test weight even under tough conditions. This variety is best suited for dryland applications as it is too tall for irrigation.