'Norden' is a new hard red spring wheat variety for the 2012 growing season to be previewed at Minnesota field days in July.
Norden was released by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station in January 2012 with seed available for planting next year.
Norden, tested as MN03196, is noted for its combination of high grain yield and test weight, and good straw strength. Norden has average grain protein content and moderate Fusarium head blight resistance, both similar to Faller. Norden has good leaf rust resistance and excellent resistance to preharvest sprouting.
Wheat growers should attend one of the following University of Minnesota field days to see first-hand how Norden compares with other varieties:
•Monday, July 9, Red River On-Farm Yield Trials Plot Tours (Fergus Falls site - 1.5 mile south of the intersection of Co Hwy 26 and Co Hwy 3 at 5 pm)
•Tuesday, July 10, Red River On-Farm Yield Trials Plot Tours (Hendrum site - 1.5 mile east of the intersection of US Hwy 75 and MN Hwy 200 at 5 pm)
•Wednesday, July 11, Red River On-Farm Yield Trials Plot Tours (Hallock site – 1 mile south of the Northstar Agri Industries crush plant at 9 am)
•Wednesday, July 11, Red River On-Farm Yield Trials Plot Tours (Strathcona site - 1.5 mile west of the intersection of MN Hwy 32 and Co Rd 6 at 1 pm)
•Wednesday, July 11, Organic Field Day Southwest Research and Outreach Center (Lamberton)
•Thursday, July 12, Red River On-Farm Yield Trials Plot Tours (Oklee site – just north of the intersection Co Rd 8 and MN Hwy 92 at 9 am)
•Wednesday, July 18, Northwest Research and Outreach Center Field Day (Crookston)
University of Minnesota experts with information about wheat production will be making presentations at the field days, and include wheat breeder Jim Anderson, Extension agronomist Jochum Wiersma, Extension educator Doug Holen, and Extension plant pathologist Madeleine Smith.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have been evaluating and developing wheat varieties since 1889.Norden will be distributed through Minnesota Crop Improvement Association members, a list of seed producers will be available in September at www.mncia.org.