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2018 NDSU Crop Variety Releases Announced

The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station released new crop varieties ND18008GT soybean and ND Hammond flax in 2018. ND18008GT soybean, ND Eagle lentil (2016), ND Grano durum (2017) and ND Riveland durum (2017) were distributed for the first time by the North Dakota County Seed Increase Program in the spring of 2018. ND Hammond flax will be distributed in the spring of 2019.

November 27, 2018

The North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station released new crop varieties ND18008GT soybean and ND Hammond flax in 2018. ND18008GT soybean, ND Eagle lentil (2016), ND Grano durum (2017) and ND Riveland durum (2017) were distributed for the first time by the North Dakota County Seed Increase Program in the spring of 2018. ND Hammond flax will be distributed in the spring of 2019.

For further information regarding foundation or registered seed availability of these or other varieties, contact a county agent of NDSU Extension, an NDSU Research Extension Center, the North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association, or the North Dakota Foundation Seedstocks Program.

ND18008GT Soybean

ND18008GT was developed by the soybean breeding program at North Dakota State University, under the direction of soybean breeder Ted Helms. ND18008GT is a glyphosate resistant soybean variety with relative maturity 00.8, which makes it a good fit for the northern areas of North Dakota. It is tolerant to soybean aphid and resistant to race 4 of phytophthora root rot. This variety is sensitive to metribuzin herbicide. It has purple flower color, tawny pubescence, brown pods, dull seed coat luster and black hila.

To ensure genetic purity, this variety is protected under Plant Variety Protection Title V and must be sold as a class of certified seed. The North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association has rights to production and distribution of seed. ND18008GT contains a proprietary trait that is patented with a certified seed only (CSO) clause. Only certified seed is permissible for planting. Seed may not be saved for the purpose of replanting.

Development of this variety was made possible through funds provided by the North Dakota Soybean Council.

General Characteristics:

  • 00.8 maturity
  • Glyphosate resistant
  • Aphid tolerance
  • Phytophthora root rot resistance (race 4)

ND Hammond Flax

ND Hammond was developed by the flax breeding program at North Dakota State University, under the direction of the late James Hammond. In the final stages of field evaluation, retired USDA-ARS researcher Jerry Miller identified the line as a promising candidate for release. Current flax breeding project leader Mukhlesur Rahman brought the line through the release process. ND Hammond is a brown seeded flax variety that is adapted to the north central flax growing region of the United States. It has high yield potential and medium maturity. This variety has good oil drying quality and resistance to flax wilt. ND Hammond was named in honor of longtime NDSU flax breeder Dr. James Hammond, who made significant contributions to flax research.

To ensure genetic purity, this variety is protected under Plant Variety Protection Title V and must be sold as a class of certified seed. The North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association has rights to production and distribution of seed.

General Characteristics:

  • Brown seeded
  • High yield potential
  • Medium maturity
  • Fusarium wilt resistance
  • Good oil quality

ND Eagle Lentil

ND Eagle was developed by the pulse breeding program at North Dakota State University, under the direction of former pulse crops breeder Kevin McPhee and current acting pulse crops breeder Thomas Stefaniak, who is stationed at the North Central Research Extension Center. ND Eagle is an Eston-type small green lentil that has excellent agronomic performance. It has high yield potential in North Dakota environments and is simlar to CDC Viceroy. This variety also has high seed quality with no observations of speckled variants.

To ensure genetic purity, this variety is protected under Plant Variety Protection Title V and must be sold as a class of certified seed. The North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association has rights to production and distribution of seed.

General Characteristics:

  • Small green lentil
  • Excellent agronomic performance
  • High seed quality

See information about ND Grano durum and ND Riveland durum at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/plantsciences/news/2017-variety-releases.

Author: Joyana Baumann, ND Foundation Seedstocks, 701-231-8542, joyana.baumann@ndsu.edu
Editor: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123, kamie.a.beeson@ndsu.edu

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