Note: This update was provided by Brian Rossnagel, University of Saskatchewan
This is just a quick note on behalf of Aaron Beattie, Bruce Coulman and Brian Rossnagel to advise that they have just registered their newest 2 row forage barley variety named CDC Maverick.
CDC Maverick is essentially a smooth awned version of CDC Cowboy. Like CDC Cowboy, it demonstrates high biomass yield and in Coop testing, out-yielded all checks and other entries by some 10+% in terms of forage dry matter. Forage quality is similar to CDC Cowboy with the exception of course that CDC Maverick has smooth awns, while CDC Cowboy has rough awns.
Pedigreed seed increase and marketing will be handled by SeCan. CDC Maverick was tested in the Western Forage Barley Coop trials as FB205 and in CDC Trials as SB060176.
Side Note from Brian Rossnagel: For those who wonder about the derivation of variety names – CDC Maverick was one smooth cowboy...................................