We provide several choices of soft 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.

Winter Wheat Varities

Soft Red & Soft White Varieties

Ava

  • Soft white winter wheat
  • Outstanding yield potential
  • IP Market opportunity
  • End-use market preferred
  • Awnless

Branson

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

B654SRW

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

B700SRW

  • Very good Fusarium head blight tolerance
  • Exceptional yield potential
  • Above average lodging resistance
  • Awned

GRO-08SRW

  • Coming soon…

Marker

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

OAC Constellation

  • Medium plant height with strong straw
  • Responds well to intensive management
  • Excellent resistance to stripe rust, powdery mildew, and leaf rust.
  • Easy to harvest

OAC Moon

  • Awned soft red winter wheat with excellent lodging resistance
  • Excellent resistance to stripe rust

OAC Virgo

  • Coming soon…
VarietiesBransonMarkerB654SRWOAC ConstellationB700SRWAvaGRO-08SRWOAC MoonOAC Virgo
Fusarium DataMSSMSSMRSMSMS
Combined Fusarium RatingSSSSMRMSMSMS
Test WeightBABABAAABABATBDBAAA
Approximate number of seeds/lb12,20013,50012,00011,890TBDTBDTBD
Winter SurvivalGVGGGVGGVGVG
LodgingVGGGVGVGFVGVG
HeightShortAverageTallAverageShortTallAverageAverage
Heading Date154155153154155156TBD154155
Maturity Date186186186186187186188187
Powdery MildewGGFVGFGFVG
Leaf RustGGVGVGGGFF
Stripe RustGVGVGVGFFVGVG

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