Wheat and Barley Regional Variety Trial Tables
The Alberta Regional Variety Trial (RVT) program provides farmers with unbiased, third-party, independent data on the yield and agronomic performance of cereal variety performance in Alberta. Field trials are conducted with rigorous consistent protocols while trial and data quality are audited and checked to ensure the reliability of this information.
The Alberta Regional Variety Testing program for cereals is coordinated by the Alberta Regional Variety Advisory Committee (ARVAC) and the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions. Agronomy Research Specialist Dr. Sheri Strydhorst is the RVT trial coordinator and is responsible for experimental design, acquisition and distribution of seed, field trial inspection, analysis of trial data and preparation of the data summary tables.
Funding for the 2021 program was provided by: the Alberta Wheat Commission, Alberta Barley, Alberta Oat Growers Association, Alberta Seed Growers, Alberta Seed Processors, Results Driven Agriculture Research, and from entry fees for the varieties being tested.
Data for the 2021 growing season came from various sources including: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Nutrien Ag Solutions, University of Alberta, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, SARDA Ag Research, Battle River Research Group (BRRG), Chinook Applied Research Association (CARA), Gateway Research Organization (GRO), Lakeland Applied Research Association (LARA), McKenzie Applied Research Association (MARA), Olds College, Prairie Grain Development Committee and Lakeland College.