Mountrail Durum

Yield of Mountrail, Ben and Renville durum at six ND locations 1996-1998.

Variety

Prosper

Carrington

Langdon

Minot†

Williston

Dickinson

Hettinger

Mountrail

77.4

39.1

54.2

46.6

34.9

51.3

72.1

Ben

77.4

41.5

51.6

45.2

34.7

47.9

69.6

Renville

72.8

37.7

50.9

45.1

34.9

47.7

71.3

† 1998 data only.

Mountrail durum was released by the North Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station in the fall of 1998.

Mountrail is a later maturing variety with very high yield potential across the state of North Dakota. In regional trials Mountrail out yielded Ben by an average of 4 bu/A compared to about 1 to 2 bu/A in North Dakota.  It has high test weight, stiff straw, with a medium plant height. Kernels are medium in size with amber color. Mountrail has high semolina extraction and strong gluten.

Mountrail was named for Mountrail County in North Dakota.

Application has been made for Plant Variety Protection under Title V.

Agronomic description of Mountrail compared with Ben and Reville durum.

Variety

Height

Straw Strength

Maturity

Foliar Disease

Scab

Test Wt.

Mountrail

30

Strong

Late

M

S

59.2

Ben

32

Strong

Med

MR

S

59.8

Renville

33

Med

Med

M

S

59.1