have to totally agree with you, I have 4 different varieties all in the same area, mine is Verona and is standing the best, there also is strongfield, it is leaning and Transcend it looks good better than strongfield and Raymore which is solid stem and it is leaning like stongfield!!Navigator always stood the best, but we always seemed to have ergot issues with it. Next best has been Verona. Brigade was one of the worst we had a couple years ago, it all leaned over one way and was hard to cut. I would put strongfield in the middle of them all. I dont know if anybody grows it anymore, but Kyle durum was by far the worst of them all!
Will you have Marchwell available for seed next year? let me know what you think about it when you get it, i know you guys just got a good shot of rain last night, I guess will find out which handles the weather the best!In 2013 we had Raymore , Transcend and Verona.
I liked Raymore the best. It had the best looking sample of the 3 varieties.
In 2014 we have Raymore, Verona and Marchwell seeded for Durum varieties.
Where are you located at?Marchwell wont be available until 2015. It is looking pretty good. There was only a small amount of Marchwell seed available so we seeded it at a seeding rate of 40 lbs per acre. It was seeded We seeded the Marchwell on May 30 so hoping the frost stays away.
2014 will be a good test to see how different Durum vareties handle rain at harvest time. We have had close to 4 inches in the last 2 weeks.