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2022 Seedstock Varieties at the Carrington REC

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The Carrington Research Extension Center has just come through the driest conditions seen dating back 127 years. Moisture levels this fall have finally improved with 5.5 inches of rainfall from early September through the middle of October. With these weather conditions in mind, seed quality has improved over last year, but seed quantity availability will be limited in some varieties.

For your spring 2022 seed planting needs, these foundation grade seed stock varieties are available in the Carrington REC inventory:

Spring Wheat – Faller, ND Frohberg, Glenn, Shelly, MN Torgy, ND VitPro, MN Washburn.
Durum – Divide, Joppa, ND Riveland.
Barley – AB Advantage, ABI Cardinal, CDC Fraser, ND Genesis.
Flax – AAC Bright (yellow), Omega (yellow), CDC Rowland (brown), York (brown) [CREC production needs will use all of the current inventory of York].
Field Pea – ND Dawn (yellow).
Soybean Conventional - ND Benson (0.4), ND Dickey (0.8), ND Rolette (00.9).
Soybean GT, RR1 – ND17009GT (00.9), ND21008GT20 (00.8), ND2108GT73 (0.8).
Winter Rye – ND Dylan, ND Gardner.

This list includes five new varieties: two barleys, one from Busch Ag and one from Canada; one flax from Canada; and two soybeans from NDSU. These new varieties are protected with seed laws and must be sold as a class of certified seed.

  1. ABI Cardinal from Busch Ag is a two-row barley with high yield potential. It matures about five days earlier than ND Genesis and two to three days earlier than AAC Synergy. The straw is average in height and strength, the kernels possess good plumpness, and the plant has good foliar disease resistance. DON accumulations are lower than ND Genesis and protein is slightly higher than ND Genesis.
  2. CDC Fraser is a high-yielding two-row barley from Canada. It has strong straw, large plump kernels and lower grain protein.
  3. CDC Rowland is a high-yielding and large-seeded brown flax from Canada. The dark brown seeds possess a medium to high oil content of 45% and a high ALA oil content of 59%. It has good lodging resistance and is late-maturing.
  4. ND21008GT20 is a glyphosate-tolerant soybean with an off-patent RR1 gene. The maturity rating is 00.8 and is comparable to the ND17009GT. It has a good yield potential, good standability and an improved IDC score of 1.8. This variety is resistant to race 4 of the phytophthora root rot fungus, but is susceptible to the Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN).
  5. ND2108GT73 is a glyphosate-tolerant soybean with an off-patent RR1 gene. The maturity rating is 0.8 and is suitable for central and southern North Dakota. This variety has high yield potential, good standability and a moderate IDC score of 2.7. This variety is susceptible to Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN).

If you are interested in any of these varieties, call the Carrington REC at 701-652-2951, e-mail at, or contact Dave Copenhaver at 701-652-5853. Other cultivars and additional quantities may be available from other Research Extension Centers and the Agronomy Seed Farm. The NDSU Foundation Seedstocks Pricing Committee will set seed prices for this year’s seed soon and the prices will be published in the near future. Within the NDSU Foundation Seedstocks program, seed orders received by December 1 will be given preference and priority when allocating foundation seed.

David Copenhaver
CREC Foundation Seedstocks Specialist