CDC Vantta Durum Wheat
CDC Vantta is a new semi-dwarf durum wheat variety known for its shorter stature, hollow stems, and dark black awns. It has high yield potential, coupled with good straw strength. CDC Vantta proves adaptable to a wide range of durum-growing regions across western Canada.
- CDC Vantta has a 6% yield increase compared to AC Strongfield in Coop registration trials.
- It’s a semi-dwarf plant, 8 cm shorter than AC Strongfield.
- The variety exhibits exceptional lodging tolerance, akin to the performance of Brigade.
- With a gluten strength index of 97%, CDC Vantta promises high-quality end products.
- A substantial falling number 510 distinguishes it from AC Strongfield (388) and AC Navigator (462).
- It garners a rating of resistance against leaf rust, stripe rust, and bunt.
- The variety features intermediate resistance to stem rust.
- The Fusarium head blight (FHB) rating is MS (Moderately Susceptible).
Breeder: Dr. Curtis J. Pozniak from the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan.
Plant Breeders Rights: Application for PBR 91 is in progress.
Summary: CDC Vantta was adapted to the durum production regions within the Canadian prairies. It distinguishes itself through a blend of impressive grain yield potential, robust straw strength, and high gluten strength. The variety showcases resistance to leaf rust, stripe rust, and common bunt while presenting a higher yellow pigment concentration in grains, resulting in superior pasta color, a quality desirable across different applications. Moreover, the variety maintains low cadmium levels, meeting the standards of the Canada Western Amber Durum class.
Contact McDougall Acres to book your CDC Vantta Durum seed today.