Canadian spring hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars exhibit broad adaptation to ultra-early wheat planting systems

Graham Robert Stephen Collier, Dean Spaner, Robert J. Graf, Cindy A Gampe, Brian L Beres
2021 Canadian Journal of Plant Science  
Ultra-early wheat growing systems based on soil temperature triggers for planting instead of arbitrary calendar dates can increase grain yield and overall growing system stability of spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) on the northern Great Plains. We conducted field trials at three sites in western Canada from 2017 to 2019 to evaluate the suitability of Canadian spring hexaploid wheat cultivars and market classes for use within ultra-early spring wheat growing systems. All cultivars and
more » ... exhibited improved grain yield stability (lower adjusted coefficient of variation values) and optimal grain yield when planted ultra-early at 2°C soil temperature rather than delaying planting to 8°C.
doi:10.1139/cjps-2021-0155 fatcat:yw7vsi2bozev3bvlrm6a6xc6ra