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BARLEY VARIETY AC Metcalfe (chk) Brahma Champion YIELD (% AC METCALFE) MATURITY 100 M 107 113 M M LODGING G G G (CM) TEST WEIGHT PLUMP (%) DESCRIPTION 80 52.0 94 – 95 An excellent choice of feed barley that offers growers impressive yields with improved disease resistance and harvest efficiency. A great replacement for growers who like Xena characteristics. Disease package: Improved resistance to leaf rusts; IR to FHB 94 The highest yielding feed barley available in Western Canada. A reliable choice that stands well and offers improved disease resistance over other barley varieties. Disease package: IR to FHB HEIGHT 78 79 (LB/BU) 52.7 52.6 Source: 2013-2015 CPS Local Performance Checks – 3 year summary; compilation of 44 locations and 110 replications Maturity: E = Early, M = Mid, L = Late | Lodging: P = Poor, F = Fair, G = Good, VG = Very Good Where is the value in Certified seed? Only about 20% of growers in Western Canada make the choice to buy Certified cereal seed with the balance opting for farm-saved. CPS recommends that producers consider using the superior genetics of Proven Seed varieties to achieve maximum production potential for your land. To register new varieties of cereal seed in Canada, the candidate must have merit. This merit typically comes in the form of improved disease tolerance and accompanying higher yield potential. Growers stand to benefit from these improved agronomic packages. Contrary to common beliefs, farm-saved seed does not come without cost. There exists the associated commercial value of the crop as well as the potential for lost market opportunities. In addition, there is the cost to the farm of carrying inventory, cleaning, transportation, testing and more. The investment of purchasing high quality Certified seed that is tested and guaranteed is a sound one when compared to bin run. The choice to grow Certified seed supports the research and development of new and improved varieties in future years. A strong and prosperous industry that is poised to evolve with the needs of the market contributes to the success of farmers both today and in successive generations. To learn more, visit seedgrowers.ca/farmers 18