AAC Wildfire offers breakthrough yield, yielding 14% higher than Radiant in the 2018 Alberta Seed Guide and is one of the few varieties listed as having a "Very Good" rating for winter hardiness! 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.
Why seed winter wheat? See our blog post.
We have had exceptional dryland yields in 2020 with our Wildfire Winter Wheat with our field yielding 101 bu/acre. Wildfire continues to impress us and just offers so many benefits to our operation by capturing spring moisture, getting a jump on weeds and insects, and spreading out our workload.
Here are the results in 2017 from our dryland plots. Note that we had very little moisture in 2017.
2017 Plot picture. Wildfire has a bronze color in the field
The stats on AAC Wildfire were compelling enough to get us back into the Winter Wheat business. Wildfire has excellent yield and very good winter survival (as was proven to us in 2019 with little snow cover and a cold spring). It has a big leg up on other varieties with it's stripe rust disease resistance. Straw strength is good but not quite as good as Gateway or Elevate. Wildfire has a big future in Alberta because of it's yield and quality package. Get a head start on weeds and take advantage of early spring moisture, by choosing Wildfire Winter Wheat.