Manitoba Crop Variety Evaluation Trials (MCVET Trials)
PESAI is one of many sites that are part of the MCVET, which facilitates variety evaluations of many different crop types in this province. PESAI managed two MCVET sites (Arborg and Beausejour) during 2018 growing season.
The purpose of the MCVET variety evaluation trials is to grow both familiar (checks or reference) and new varieties side by side in a replicated manner in order to compare and contrast various variety characteristics such as yield, maturity, protein content, disease tolerance, and many others.
During 2018, PESAI did variety trials in Spring wheat, Oats, Barley and Soybean (both Roundup Ready and Conventional) at both sites. Winter wheat, Fall rye, Peas, Silage corn, Hemp and Flax variety evaluations were conducted only at Arborg site (See Table 1).
From each MCVET site across the province, yearly data is collected, combined, and summarized in the ‘Seed Manitoba’ guide. Hard copies are available at most Manitoba Agriculture and Ag Industry Offices. Seed Manitoba guide and the websites www.seedinteractive.ca and www.seedmb.ca, provide valuable variety performance information for Manitoba farmers.
Entire findings are available by downloading the report PDF.