This midge tolerant softwheat variety has a higher yield than AC Sadash and AC Andrew. Results are most dramatic on dryland. Chiffon is taller than Andrew or Sadash and has plump kernels. It looks to have a good future for ethanol or silage in addition to it's milling potential.
Evaluated for 4 years in the Western Soft White Spring Wheat Registration Trials (2008-2011), AAC Chiffon yielded more grain than the other check varieties including AC Sadash and AC Andrew. These results were most dramatic in the dryland trials where AAC Chiffon really stood out.
AAC Chiffon has a high kernel weight and is taller than AC Andrew or AC Sadash. We feel it is has a good potential to be a leading soft wheat variety not just for the flour markets but also for ethanol and silage purposes.
This is a midge tolerant variety which means that customers need to sign a Midge Stewardship Agreement in order to grow the variety. For more info see: https://midgetolerantwheat.ca/
Also see our article on AAC Chiffon.
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