Pierce Durum

 

 

Yield Performance (Bu/A) of Pierce Durum (1998 2000) at six locations in

North Dakota

Variety

Carrington

Dickinson

Langdon

Minot

Hettinger

Williston

Pierce

48.8

55.4

66.5

43.3

70.5

52.7

Mountrail

52.9

53.2

65.1

42.3

70.8

55.0

Lebsock

48.4

47.0

71.5

41.2

71.6

48.9

Ben

50.1

49.0

63.3

41.4

69.1

50.1

 

Pierce was released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station June, 2001. Pierce was selected from a cross between two lines, D86117 and D88289.

 

Pierce has good yield potential across the state, exceeding the yield of all varieties in regional trials except Mountrail. Pierce has medium maturity and height. Pierce has high test weight, exceeding all varieties except Lebsock and strong gluten and excellent pasta color. Pierce is resistant to both stem and leaf rust.

 

Application for Plant Variety Protection with Title V provision will be made and Pierce may be sold only as a class of certified seed.

 

Agronomic Characteristics of Pierce

Variety

Test Wt

(lbs/bu)

Maturity

Height

(in)

Leaf Diseases

Protein

(%)

Lodging Resistance

Pierce

59.5

Med

36

M

14.1

Good

Mountrail

58.4

Late

36

M

13.9

Good

Lebsock

60.0

Med

35

MR

13.9

Good

Ben

59.3

Med

37

MR

14.6

Good