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AAC Synergy 2-Row Malt Barley produces heavy, plump kernels and short, strong straw with good resistance to lodging.

Product Benefits
Desirable malting quality profile
Good foliar disease resistance
High yielding (13% higher than AC Metcalfe)

AAC Synergy is widely adapted to all barley growing regions of Western Canada. Description AAC Synergy produces heavy, plump kernels and short, strong straw with good resistance to lodging. With a combination of high yield, good foliar disease resistance and excellent malting quality, AAC Synergy is a strong option for western Canadian barley producers and the malting and brewing industry. End-use quality AAC Synergy has a desirable malting quality profile with higher malt extract than AC Metcalfe and CDC Copeland, as well as consistently lower beta-glucan content and viscosity.



Resistant to spotted net blotch
Moderately resistant to netted net blotch, spot blotch, stem rust, common root rot and surface borne smuts
-Moderately susceptible to Fusarium head blight
-Susceptible to loose smut, scald and Septoria

Maturity: Similar to AC Metcalfe
Protein: 0.5% lower than AC Metcalfe
Plump: 3% higher than AC Metcalfe
Test Weight: Similar to AC Metcalfe
Height: 1.4 cm shorter than AC Metcalfe
Yield: 13% higher yield than AC Metcalfe | 7% higher yield than CDC Copeland

CDC Copeland Barley (2 Row Malt)


CDC Copeland (barley)is a two-rowed malting barley developed at the University of Saskatchewan by Dr Bryan Harvey and Dr Brian Rossnagel. It was registered for sale in Canada in 1999. The variety was named after William Copeland, a farmer in the Elrose area of Saskatchewan in recognition of his support of the barley program. The variety is particularly adapted to that area of the province of Saskatchewan. CDC Copeland was derived from the cross WM861-5/TR118. At the time of its registration CDC Copeland outyielded Harrington by 16% overall and as much as 26% in some regions of western Canada. It is taller but has stronger straw than Harrington. It has larger, plumper kernels than Harrington and better net blotch and stem rust resistance. It is slightly less prone to pre-harvest sprouting. CDC Copeland has higher extract and friability than Harrington and much lower malt beta glucan. Its diastatic power is slightly lower than Harrington but still suitable for high adjunct brewing. This variety has a mild flavor profile and a produces a pale beer color favored by the Chinese market. CDC Copeland is a good blending variety and favored by several large breweries. It is a favorite of farmers and is widely grown in western Canada.


  • “Recommended” status from the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre
  • 16% higher yield than Harrington, 2% higher yield than Manley (1996 – 1998 Coop Trials)
  • 3 days earlier maturing than Manley (1 day later than Harrington)
  • Moderate resistance to net blotch (similar to Manley)
  • Better stem rust resistance than Manley and Harrington
  • Much stronger straw than Harrington, slightly stronger straw than Manley
  • Higher test weight and plumper kernels than Manley, kernel plumpness similar to Harrington
  • Much lower beta-glucan than Harrington and Manley
  • Excellent malting quality


Neutral Traits:

  • 7 cm taller than Harrington, 5 cm taller than Manley
  • Susceptible to Scald and Septoria as are Manley and Harrington



  • Susceptible to loose smut
  • More susceptible to common root rot than Manley



  • Dr. Bryan Harvey Crop Development Centre University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

AAC Brandon Wheat


AAC Brandon is an awned, semi-dwarf CWRS variety that when compared to AC® Carberry has +5% grain yield, 0.5 days earlier maturity, 1 cm shorter and similar lodging tolerance, and excellent disease resistance package. AAC Brandon is well adapted across western Canada but will be especially attractive to wheat producers in the high yielding areas of the Prairies who desire a short, strong strawed variety with good FHB resistance.
Superb/CDC Osler//ND744

• Grain yield 105% of AC® Carberry, over all sites in 2009 to 2011 Coop Registration trials
• 1 cm shorter than AC® Carberry
• Lodging resistance similar to AC® Carberry (slightly weaker)
• Moderately resistant to FHB • Resistant to leaf rust and stem rust
• Moderately resistant to stripe rust • Large seed size, similar to Superb
• ½ day earlier maturing compared to AC® Carberry Neutral Traits:
• Falling # similar to checks
• Grain protein -0.3% of AC® Carberry

• Susceptible to common bunt
• Poor rating to sprouting tolerance



AAC Wheatland VB is a very high yielding semidwarf CWRS with excellent lodging tolerance and intermediate resistance to FHB. AAC Wheatland VB is also tolerant to the orange wheat blossom midge. AAC Wheatland VB is well-adapted to the wheat growing regions across the western Canadian Prairies.

Certified seed of AAC Wheatland VB will be sold as a varietal blend made up of 90% AAC Wheatland and 10% AAC Brandon. Blending with the midge susceptible variety AAC Brandon provides a refuge area for non-virulent midge to survive at low levels, thereby extending the useful life of the Sm1 midge tolerance gene.

Parentage: BD94B*D0248/*2 Carberry

Strengths: • 112% of the grain yield of AC® Carberry • Semi-dwarf with height similar to AC® Carberry • Excellent lodging tolerance, better than AC® Carberry • Good sprouting resistance • Resistant to stem rust, leaf rust and loose smut • Moderately resistant to bunt • Good milling characteristics including high falling number during registration trials

Neutral Traits:

  • Grain protein potential similar to AC® Carberry
  • Maturity similar to AC® Carberry
  • Intermediate resistance to FHB and stripe rust



  • Susceptible to leaf spot


AAC Redberry to bed, AAC Redberry to Rise makes a farmer healthy, happy and wise.

AAC Redberry is a very early maturing, good standing, high protein CWRS. It has shown very high yields across all prairie production zones from the heat driven south, right up through the parkland regions.


  • Very High grain Yield, 15 % Higher than checks, 8% more than Carberry, 4% higher than Unity including Parkland zones; unique for a semi dwarf
  • Good Protein Retention
  • 3 days earlier maturing
  • Strong Disease package including resistance to stem and leaf rust, stripe rust
  • Similar FHB to Carberry with lower Don.



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Great yield potential and excellent malt quality attributes.

Best FHB resistance in its class with superior yield and short, strong straw.

Maturity: MID

Height: Short

Growing Zone: All barley growing areas – AB, SK, MB

Lodging Resistance: good

FHB Resistance: MR

Stem Rust Resistance: MR


  • High yielding
  • Short, strong straw
  • Heavier and plumper kernels
  • Higher malt extract and friability
  • Lower wort viscosity and beta glucan content
  • Malt quality similar to AC Metcalfe
  • Included on the CMBTC variety recommended list

AC® Sadash VB (Spring Wheat, CWSWS)


High yielding, high quality, awned, midge tolerant soft white spring wheat. Semi-dwarf with short, strong straw
Selected for production under irrigation in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan to produce high quality, low protein wheat for the SWS milling market
Lower protein, along with high grain yields expected to be suitable for ethanol production

CDC Spectrum (Pea, Yellow Pea)


Yellow field pea featuring improved yield potential, good lodging tolerance and powdery mildew resistance

• High yield
• High protein
• Medium vine length
• Good standability
• Powdery mildew resistance

• Low seed coat breakage percent
• Medium seed size
• Round seed shape
• Medium maturity
• Moderate cooking time
• Fair resistance to Mycosphaerella blight and Fusarium wilt

Esma (Barley, Two-Row)


Spring two-row barley with very strong yield levels and an attractive agronomic package.

Esma is an exciting new 2-row barley with exceptionally short strong straw and high grain yield potential. Esma is ideally suited to high moisture and high fertility growing conditions of Western Canada.

Esma was registered in Ontario as a malt variety but in Western Canada it fits best as a feed barley as it’s malt profile does not match our normal western malt varieties.

• Yield 129% of AC Metcalfe and 109% of AAC Synergy (2018 & 2019 Ontario Orthogonal Registration Trials)
• 105% of CDC Austenson in SeCan western Canadian EuroBarley trials in 2017 and 2019
• Approximately 14cm shorter than CDC Austenson in SeCan western Canadian EuroBarley trials
• Very good lodging rating, in SeCan western EuroBarley trials Esma rated 1.3 vs 2.7 for CDC Austenson on a 1 to 9 scale where 1 = no lodging and 9 = flat Pictures taken in August 2017 at Bon Accord, AB Neutral Traits:
• Slightly lower bushel weight compared to Canadian check varieties
• similar maturity to CDC Austenson
• Intermediate resistance to spot blotch Weaknesses: • Susceptible disease resistance rating to FHB and stem rust



AAC Viewfield is a top yielding, short, semi-dwarf CWRS with leading sprout tolerance and highest standability ratings. It stands poker straight, making production and harvest a breeze. AAC Viewfield has a good disease package including good resistance to FHB and has been praised for its good colour retention through recent difficult harvests.


  • Exceptional performance in dry conditions
  • High yielding, top of CWRS class across all prairie provinces
  • Top-of-class in standability
  • Short semi-dwarf
  • Good sprouting resistance