New Prevail delivers high yield potential
The South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station has released a new hard red spring wheat called Prevail to certified seed growers this year. It will be more widely available for commercial use next year. Prevail has high yield potential and test weight, contains adequate grain protein concentration, is relatively short in stature and has moderate levels of resistance to scab.
• Prevail is a new hard red spring wheat from South Dakota.
• The new variety has been released for seed increase this year.
• Prevail has high yield potential in eastern and western South Dakota.
When compared over 32 South Dakota advanced yield trial location-years (eight locations, four years) Prevail produced yields statistically similar to Faller, Advance, and Traverse (about 44.8 bushels per acre). Test weight (57.7 pounds per bushel) was significantly less than Brick (58.7) and Forefront (58.4), but statistically similar to Advance (57.9), Select (57.7) Briggs (57.4) and Steele-ND (57.3).
Protein content (14.9%) was statistically similar to Traverse (14.9%), Faller (14.8%), and Advance (14.8%), though lower than Steele-ND (15.6%), Forefront (15.5%), Briggs (15.4%), Select (15.1%) and Brick (15.1%).
At 32.4 inches tall, Prevail is similar in height to Advance (31.9 inches).Both are significantly shorter than the other comparison cultivars.
Prevail’s fusarium head blight disease index score (23.1%) is significantly higher than that of Brick (18.5%); however, its fusarium damaged kernel score is similar (15.4% vs. 13.4%) and significantly lower than Advance (24.7%), Select (25.1%), Traverse (26.3%) and Briggs (27.4%).
“In South Dakota State University crop performance trials, Prevail was one of only four varieties to make the three-year-average top yield group in both western and eastern South Dakota. The other varieties were Forefront, Advance and Traverse,” says Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension agronomy specialist.
This article published in the March, 2014 edition of DAKOTA FARMER.
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