NC State Extension

2012-2013 Organic Wheat OVT Results

by Chris Reberg-Horton, George Place, and Carrie Brinton, NC State University

The organic OVT was started in 2010 with wheat to try to identify varieties that performed well under organic production conditions in North Carolina and could be recommended to farmers. Results of 2011-2012 Organic Wheat OVT can be found here.

Growers should examine NCSU’s 2013 Wheat Variety Performance and Recommendations for a more complete set of test results, disease ratings, and production recommendations. The publication can be found at: http://www.smallgrains.ncsu.edu/_Misc/_VarietySelection.pdf

Wheat quality data for each variety was analyzed as well, with results below. The falling number measures the effect of enzymes on wheat quality and gives an indication of sprout damage in a sample. Low falling numbers indicate more sprouting and a lower quality sample. Protein is the percent protein in a sample, also a quality indication.

2012-2013 Organic Wheat Variety Trial 

Variety name

Grain Yield (bu/acre)

Test Weight (lbs/bu)

Falling Number

Protein (%)

2011 Rank

2012 Rank

2013 Rank

Two year rank

Featherstone

95.8

52.5

320

11.7

3

1

1

NC Yadkin

85.1

55.3

406

12.1

6

2

2

Pioneer26R20

84.4

55.4

361

10.9

7

4

3

Oakes

82.5

54.1

358

11.3

11

6

4

USG3251

82.1

52.8

338

11.5

3

16

5

AgriMAXX413

80.7

51.3

373

11.6

5

10

6

SS8641

80.1

52.9

350

12.5

5

17

7

Pioneer 26R12

78.9

78.9

344

11.7

15

7

8

DynaGro Shirley

78.7

52.1

332

11.7

8

21

9

NC Cape Fear

77.9

53.4

383

12.0

12

12

11

10

USG3201

77.4

54.7

331

12.5

13

8

20

11

AgriMAXX415

76.8

52.9

342

12.1

14

12

12

SS5205

75.5

52.0

350

11.5

20

22

13

USG3555

74.8

52.0

345

12.3

9

26

14

SS520

74.8

51.4

327

11.0

23

23

15

Pioneer 25R32

74.7

55.1

380

11.9

17

16

16

SS8302

73.7

53.7

312

11.8

21

27

17

USG3438

72.8

53.0

367

11.2

15

19

18

USG3592

72.3

50.7

298

11.3

25

17

19

NC Neuse

69.6

53.8

384

12.4

40

11

24

20

2011-2013 Organic Wheat OVT (Entries appearing only one year)

Variety name

Grain Yield (bu/acre)

Test Weight (lbs/bu)

Falling Number

Protein (%)

2011 Rank

2012 Rank

2013 Rank

Overall Rank

Arcia

86.9

49.1

102

12.3

1

Coker9436

86.3

51.6

368

13.2

16

Coker9553

82.9

54.4

365

13.3

29

DynaGroBaldwin

89.4

54.3

350

11.3

10

DynaGroV9713

86.7

53.0

329

12.8

14

DynaGroV9723

90.6

53.0

325

10.9

6

GA001138-8E36

69.7

56.1

330

11.8

13

GA001170-7E26

77.3

55.7

328

11.7

37

GA021245-9E16

60.0

56.2

388

13.2

19

GA031086-10E26

77.8

52.5

9

GA031238-7E34

82.0

52.3

346

12.5

32

GA031257-10LE34

75.3

54.4

14

GA04570-10E46

71.7

53.5

18

Jamestown

82.2

55.4

338

11.8

31

Merl

80.3

53.5

349

11.4

33

MPV57

91.6

52.6

340

11.6

4

NC04-20814

83.0

54.3

334

11.7

27

NC05-19684

76.3

53.7

350

12.4

38

NC05-19896

78.7

53.5

343

12.4

35

NC05-2651

94.1

48.9

137

12.4

2

NCPT01-1433

102.4

49.1

162

11.2

1

Panola

84.3

52.5

330

11.1

24

Pioneer26R10

85.6

57.1

352

12.1

2

Pioneer26R31

78.5

53.5

331

11.6

36

Progeny117

83.0

53.3

320

11.3

28

Variety name

Grain Yield (bu/acre)

Test Weight (lbs/bu)

Falling Number

Protein (%)

2011 Rank

2012 Rank

2013 Rank

Overall Rank

Progeny125

83.1

52.5

314

11.3

26

Progeny166

82.7

53.1

327

11.0

30

Progeny185

89.8

53.0

329

11.4

9

SS560

74.9

51.8

344

11.8

39

SS8308

75.7

53.8

13

SS8309

79.7

51.7

344

10.6

34

SS8340

87.1

54.0

3

SS8404

85.9

54.5

331

11.6

19

SS8500

86.9

53.1

4

SS8700

75.2

52.2

15

SY9978

86.0

52.6

5

SYHarrison

78.6

52.4

8

USG3120

71.9

52.1

342

11.6

10

USG3209

86.1

53.0

353

11.6

18

USG3409

62.7

51.7

409

11.2

18

USG3523

79.9

52.9

7

USG3725

84.6

51.0

311

10.5

22

VA06W-412

68.4

53.4

25

VA08W-294

64.9

53.6

28

R Square

0.87

0.72

0.93

0.87

CV

13.8

9.8

7.8

4.9

RootMSE

11.2

6.5

26.2

0.6

DepMean

81.2

54.1

335

11.9

LSD

7.6*

6.0

65

0.9

*LSD of 7.6 indicates that yield differences of 7.6 bu/acre or less are not significant.
**Falling number measures the effect of enzymes on wheat quality and gives an indication of sprout damage in a sample. Low falling numbers indicate more sprouting and a lower quality sample.
Falling numbers and protein for 2013 not yet available
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