Ben Durum

YIELD (BU/A) 1994-1996

Variety

Carrington

Dickinson

Langdon

Minot

Williston

Average

Ben

38

52

45

38

39

42

Renville

36

51

49

37

37

42

Monroe

29

45

44

34

33

37

Ben durum wheat was released by the North Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station in 1996 and seed was distributed through the ND Seed Increase Program in 1997.  Ben has very strong straw strength in comparison to Renville and Monroe. Ben is higher yielding than Monroe and equal to or higher than Renville. Ben is similar to Renville and Monroe in height, heading date and slightly higher in test weight. None of the currently available durum varieties have resistance to scab. Ben has a good quality rating.

Ben was named in honor of 'Ben Hoag' former agronomist and director of the North Central Experiment Station at Minot, in recognition of his contributions to North Dakota agricultrue.

Application has been made for Plant Variety Protection (PVP) under Title V and can be sold only as a class of certified seed. 

Ben Agronomic Characteristics
Variety

Test

Wt.

Ht.

(inch)

Days to

Head

Scab

Straw

Strength

Foliar

Disease

Ben

61

33

59

S

Strong

MR

Renville

59

33

58

S

Med

M

Monroe

60

32

56

VS

Med

M