We provide several choices of soft red winter wheat, soft white winter wheat and hard red winter wheat varieties that are Ontario market leaders.

Although yield potential is important when choosing a variety, there are several other characteristics to consider including: reaction to fusarium head blight, winter survival, plant height, response to fungicides and straw production. Snobelen Farms has carefully selected winter wheat varieties that will fit your circumstances.

Soft Red Winter Wheat

B654SRW

  • Highest yielding wheat variety in Area II
  • Responds to intensive management
  • Excellent winter survival scores
  • Awnless, early maturity

B743SRW

  • Full season maturity
  • Moderate resistance to fusarium head blight
  • Tall plant structure, good straw producer
  • Awnless, excellent test weight

DS572SRW

  • Highest yield variety in Area I
  • Responds very well to intensive management
  • Tall plant height, good straw producer with above average stability
  • Awned

Marker

  • Moderately resistant to fusarium
  • Excellent standability
  • Short straw, excellent standability
  • Large plump kernel

Branson

  • Consistently high yielding potential
  • Yield stable across environments and multiple years
  • Early heading, early maturity variety
  • Awnless, superior harvestability

Measure

  • New to the market in 2017
  • Above average test weight
  • Good agronomic package
  • One of the better fusarium resistant varieties

Soft White Winter Wheat

Ava

  • Excellent yielding variety, well suited for Area II
  • Noted for being sprout resistant compared to other varieties
  • Highest rating for fusarium head blight resistance
  • Awnless, sound agronomics

Hard Red Winter Wheat

AC Morley

  • Consistent, stable yields across environments
  • Very good agronomic package
  • Excellent straw producer
  • Good protein levels

VarietiesBransonMarkerB654SRWB743SRWDS572SRWMeasureAva (SWW)AC Morley (HRW)
Fusarium DataMSMRSMSHSMRMRMR
Combined Fusarium RatingSMRSMSSMSMRMS
Test WeightBABAAAAAAAAAA
Approximate number of seeds/lb12,40014,00010,90012,5009,75011,00012,00011,900
Winter SurvivalGGVGGGGVGAA
LodgingFVGFGVGFVGBA
HeightShortShortTallMediumTallMediumTallTall
Heading Date157159159162160158161162
Maturity Date195199195195201197202196
Powdery MildewFVGFGVGVGFVG
Leaf RustVGGVGVGFGVGVG
Stripe RustVGVGVGVGFVGFVG

Fusarium Data: MR = Moderately Resistant, MS = Moderately Susceptible, S = Susceptible, HS = Highly Susceptible
Combined Fusarium Ratings are based on both Fusarium head blight ratings and deoxynivalenol (DON) levels from inoculated provincial trials (OCCC 2018 trails table 5a, 5b, 5c)
Lodging, Powdery Mildew, Leaf Rush & Stripe Rush, Winter Survival: VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair
Test Weight: AA = Above Average, A = Average, BA = Below Average
Heading Date: # of days from January 1 when 75% of heads are at Zodok 59
Maturity Date: # of days from January 1 when 75% of peduncles have changed colour