By Top Crop Manager
Aug. 27, 2013, Winnipeg, MB - Canterra Seeds will release AC Emerson winter wheat in the fall of 2014, when Certified seed supplies are sufficient for a broad‐scale introduction.
AC Emerson is a new Canadian Western Red Winter (CWRW) milling wheat, developed by Dr. Rob Graf at Agriculture
and Agri‐Food Canada. The variety has quickly gained notoriety as the first wheat of any class to be rated resistant to fusarium head blight (FHB, and is expected to be a game changer product for areas with high FHB pressure.
Canterra Seeds has been managing the seed multiplication of AC Emerson since 2011. Early harvest results for the
variety are positive, with growers commenting on the good quality and yields.
Timing is good for the launch of the variety, as CDC Falcon is proposed to be moved to the Canadian Western General Purpose (CWGP) class on August 1, 2014. AC Emerson is positioned to replace a large number of CDC Falcon acres.