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So very last minute decision here, does anyone have any experience with the 3 varieties what they liked and didn't like, I'm located in southern Alberta

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Have Brandon and Viewfield side by side in same field this year. Go is a nice short variety but too susceptible to fusarium out here in Manitoba. Good yeild and protein from Brandon last year, but loads of straw.
 

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I'd really like to try viewfield but 3$ a bushel more is kind of making me want to lean towards Brandon. I've grown GO for a few years but was just thinking about switching it up, the disease package isn't the greatest on go that's for sure
 

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Any more info on these 3 varieties? I'm a GO grower, but couldn't get any valid results from my hailed Brandon, and didn't try Viewfield.

Maturity probably my #1 issue with fall frost, then yield/ pro.
 

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Have grown Brandon now for two, to day the least I’m beyond impressed. I grow mostly durum but decided to grow some wheat again.
For the past two years it has out yielded my durum .... Alloy. Shorter wheat, and very nice to thresh. Protein can be low due to its high yield potential, haven’t had that issue yet.
Seed guide says “P” for sprouting, with the bad weather this harvest mine graded a 2 with enough sprouts to fall in that category. So more less happy about that.
It’s an amazing variety, and the best wheat I’ve ever grown.
Haven’t grown the other two so can’t comment.
Viewfield and Landmark are the two new high yielding varieties now, but haven’t talked with anyone who has grown them.
For now I will stick with Brandon.
Here’s hoping for some price rally ..... I may stick to durum in 2020 if things don’t turn around.
 

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Had brandon and viewfield for seed on 2 different quarters. Both got hail, but one much less so. Yield on viewfield was 15 bu less then brandon side by side, the viewfield never seemed to recover.
Other field, same height viewfield made 4 bales of silage, brandon 5. Again, the viewfield did not regrow or recover as well, was noticeably greener. Sometimes we can learn more when the crop is stressed then a perfect growing season.
 

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We only grow varieties that are less susceptible to sprouting, MOST important trait for us. This year told the story. Landmark is excellent non sprouting. Stands well, short straw, threshes easily, heavy bushel weight.
 

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I had both Viewfield and Brandon this year. For me Viewfield yielded better and seemed to thresh easier.
 

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@Dwf1990, what variety did you end up growing this year in Southern Alberta where the wet fall wasn't as much an issue as it is for the guys east and north of here? Was this on irrigation or dryland?
 

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I grow both Brandon and Veiwfeild side by side. This will be my second yr doing so and last. This yr really showed the difference between the 2 varitys and I will be selling all my Brandon in favor of growing strictly Veiwfeild for 2020. Both are excellent yeilders and both have excellent standablity however 290 fn vs 237 fn tells the story. Veiwfeild also thrashes slightly easier. Redberry has caught my eye... any experience on this variety?
 

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Interesting how every area is different. Have had Go, Brandon and Viewfield side by side in the same field the last 2 years. Go is the earliest, Brandon 4 days later than Go and Viewfield 10 days later than Go. Viewfield the poorest yielder the last 2 years and Brandon the best yield this year and Go the best yield last year.

Rains seem to have missed me the last 2 years in late July/early August and I think that the later maturity of the Viewfield ran into more drought stress. I am done growing the late maturing Viewfield, looking into Landmark for next year.
 

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Redberry has caught my eye... any experience on this variety?
1/3-1/2 of our wheat acres over the last 2 yrs have been Redberry. We've also ran Redberry and Elie side x side trials for the last 2 yrs. Very similar yield & pro. Redberry is a good 3-4" taller than our elie. Redberry is harder thrashing. White caps in the tank, tougher knocking the seeds out of the heads than Elie.
 

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All Cameron this year , and FN between different fields and different previous crops all over the scale #2 to feed .
Not sure if this year is any indication off what crop is the best.
Best one is low falling number , send it in for germ test and came back 98 germ vigor 90 .
Not sure what elevators are smoking ........
 

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All Cameron this year , and FN between different fields and different previous crops all over the scale #2 to feed .
Not sure if this year is any indication off what crop is the best.
Best one is low falling number , send it in for germ test and came back 98 germ vigor 90 .
Not sure what elevators are smoking ........
Don't quote me but my understanding is the FN is due to the seed starting to germ/sprout. The enzyme in the seed has started using the starch portion of the seed and hence low falling number. Which could or could not mean good germination...cannot link the 2.
 

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We grew Redberry all this year as we wanted an earlier variety, and it is 7-10 days earlier than Brandon from our estimate this given year (wet and cool). Yield/grade was good and protein was good, where fertility was light it showed up but where it was high it hit 15 plus. Minimal ergot, was quite happy with the variety. We will continue growing it. We had been Brandon, before that was Stettler.
 

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Torriem, I grew viefield that year as well as go, the viewfield performed very well under irrigation. I held back on the n a bit in worries that it would lay over. Didn't have any wheat in this year but likely will grow some viewfield next year.

If you don't get much rain in your area on dryland I would be Leary. Down in my area the last 3 years were very dry and the viewfield was about a foot tall and lots of aborted heads. I feel go performs better under drier conditions

I grew both last year and the yields were very similar the viewfield went 92 avg and the go was 87.

The viewfield tw was 416 the go that year was 402

Protein however was a point to a point and a half lower on the viewfield however I feel like under irrigation I wouldn't be scared to put another 20-30 pounds down and I'm sure it would solve that problem and likely yield better.

We had a few showers harvest time last year and the viewfield held its colour very well. It's a nice looking wheat that's for sure.

I found viewfield a little harder to thrash personally


It was a great year for crops all around under a pivot last year, but I feel the viewfield is a great variety if you have decent moisture throughout the year. Not much straw from baling though that's for sure
 
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