Updated February 05, 2020

AAC Viewfield Wheat

FP Genetics | Technical Bulletin |

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.

If you want to push wheat yields, but want a wheat that is resistant to lodging, then AAC Viewfield is the stand-up bet for the southern and the central prairies.

With both AC Stettler and Glenn in it's parentage, AAC Viewfield has the genetics to be a winner. Bred by Richard Cuthbert, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Highlights

  • Top of class in standability, easy to harvest
  • Semi-dwarf and shortest CWRS available
  • Very high yielding; up to 117%* of the check
  • Intermediate resistance to FHB (fusarium head blight).
  • Good sprouting resistance

How does Viewfield wheat compare to other wheat varieties:

It is tough to choose a spring wheat when there are many good varieties out in the market. An interesting study comparing 6 different spring wheat varieties (including AAC Viewfield) was completed in 2017 by Sheri Strydhorst, PhD., Agronomic Research Scientist, Barrhead, AB at Bon Accord and showed Viewfield as the highest yielding variety.

The study compares yield response to nitrogen and plant growth regulator treatments and can be found at this link: 2017 study at Bon Accord. (Please keep in mind that this location is north of Edmonton and therefore climatic conditions may be quite different than those in southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan where the majority of our customers are located).



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Viewfield is proving itself as an excellent yielding variety especially under irrigation. It's our choice to replace AC Muchmore and other high yielding HRSW varieties. This variety is very short and stands well so you shouldn't need to use a plant growth regulator.

Chin Ridge has donated seed for many years now to the Taber Foodgrains project and in 2019 we donated AAC Viewfield for the project. We were pleased to hear that their Viewfield crop was a success allowing them to raise a significant amount of money for the Charity.


Kelly Barany
Kelly Barany
AAC Viewfield Wheat

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