Technical Bulletin: Metzger Winter Triticale

 
 
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 Metzger (WT005) is adapted to the brown and black soils of the Canadian Prairie Provinces.

Metzger was tested in the winter rye and triticale coop trial as WT005 and in the FCDC trials as 94D036011. WT005 is derived from the cross 93A055/Pika /2/88DL01 produced at the Field Crop Development Centre, Lacombe in 1994. 93A055 is a Musketeer fall rye cytoplasm winter triticale germplasm introduction from Oregon. 88DL01 is the original reduced awn (awnletted) winter triticale population from which the winter triticale Bobcat was selected. The awnletted characteristic in 88DL01 came from a triticale x spring wheat cross (RL4137) back crossed several times to spring and winter triticale.

Metzger is an awnletted (reduced awn expression) standard height winter triticale line intended for use as a feed grain conserved forage, grazing and potentially for industrial use. Metzger is equivalent in yield to Pika and superior to Bobcat. This line is shorter statured (13cm) than Pika and has improved lodging resistance. This line also has a higher falling number than the check varieties. Metzger has similar low levels of ergot infection as the check varieties. Non-Co-op data indicates that Metzger has adequate resistance to leaf and stem rust. Biomass yields indicates that this line was higher yielding for biomass production than the awnletted check Bobcat but about 7% lower yielding on average than Pika during 2005-2007.

End use

  • Metzger is an awnletted (reduced awn expression) standard height winter triticale line intended for use as a feed grain conserved forage, grazing and potentially for industrial use.
Strengths
  • Metzger yields equivalent to Pika with reduced awn expression similar to Bobcat and superior winter hardiness to Bobcat.
  • Metzger has a falling number equal to or greater than Bobcat.
  • Metzger is unique from previously released winter triticale varieties since it contains a known adapted fall rye background.
Neutral traits
  • Metzger is similar to current varieties of winter triticale for ergot infestation.
Weaknesses
  • Metzger has a slightly lower winter hardiness than Pika and smaller kernel weight.

Table 1. Summary of Agronomic data for WT005 (94D036011) 2005-2007
Line
Yield     kg/ha-1
Surv. (%)
Heading (days)
Maturity (days)
Test Wt (kg/hl-1)
Kernel Wt (mg)
Height    (cm)
Lodge
Pika
4120
93
177
224
67.1
34.7
124
4.7
Bobcat
3704
72
173
227
65.6
31.2
99
2.6
94D024001
4058
86
178
227
66.8
35
124
3.8
94D036011 (Metzger)
4058
85
175
223
66.4
31
109
2.7
Station Years
22
10
14
10
20
20
20
12
.
Yields (Kg/ha-1  and Rank) by year and location for WT005 (94D036011) 2005-2007
.
Year
Wpg
SwCu
InHd
UofS
Mel
Leth
Laco
Bvlg
Brok
Pika
2005
3557
2162
4238
1678
4489
7781
3704
3252
2006
7729
2508
3427
3628
2876
5071
4051
2007
4825
5277
2874
2006
5399
7017
3098
Mean
6277
3032
3622
3556
2437
4254
6623
3618
3252
Rank
3
1
1
3
2
4
1
3
1
Bobcat
2005
2419
1839
4484
1689
4766
8244
3430
1091
2006
2180
3287
3149
3241
5899
3398
2007
3353
3530
2633
1514
4837
5142
3854
Mean
3353
2299
2885
3558
2117
4281
6428
3561
1091
Rank
-
4
4
2
4
3
3
4
4
94D024001
2005
2651
2091
4735
1643
4641
7993
4268
2440
2006
7849
2636
3444
3327
3199
4654
4458
2007
4712
4196
2577
1870
5575
6988
3320
Mean
6280
2643
3243
3656
2280
4472
6545
4015
2440
Rank
2
2
3
1
3
1
2
2
3
94D036011
2005
2382
1772
4427
1764
4065
7750
4367
3034
(Metzger)
2006
7538
2431
2914
3821
3213
4791
4469
2007
5522
5230
2684
1845
5587
6343
3332
Mean
6530
2406
3305
3556
2477
4288
6294
4056
3034
Rank
1
3
2
3
1
2
4
1
2

Summary for Falling Number of WT005 (94D036011) 2005-2007
Line
2005
2006
2007
Mean
Pika
142
200
190
179
Bobcat
171
255
231
221
94D024001
186
219
192
200
94D036011 (Metzger)
222
294
256
259
Station Years
6
7
7
20

Summary of Ergot data of WT005 (94D36011) 2005-2007
Line
2005
2006
2007
Mean
Pika
0
0
0.1
0.03
Bobcat
0.2
0.1
0.8
0.36
94D024001
0.1
0.1
0.4
0.2
94D036011 (Metzger)
0
0
0.2
0.06
Station Years
5
5
5
15

Leaf and Stem Rust data for WT005 (94D36011) 2005-2007
Line
Leaf Rust
Stem Rust
2004
2005
2007
2004
2005
2007
Pika
-
5R-MR
1R
-
1R
1R
Bobcat
1R
1R
1R
5R
1R
1MR-MS
93D009011
1R
1R
1R
5R
5R-MR
1R
94D024001
0
1R
1R
5R
1R
5R-MR
94D036011 (Metzger)
1R
1R-MR
2R
5R
1R
2R
Stations
1
1
1
1
1
1
Leaf and stem rust evaluation was conducted at the University of Manitoba, Plant Science Department (Dr. Anita Brule-Babel). The lines were planted in the same nursery using the same inoculation and rating protocols as in the central and western winter wheat co-ops.

Field Crop Development Centre
May 2009

 
 
 
 
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