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By: Mccardle Seeds  09-12-2011
Keywords: Wheat, barley, Cereals

Rotation with potatoes and state of the art cleaning facilities have helped make McCardle Bros. industry leaders in the seed cereal grain business. In the 1980's McCardle Bros brought Birka two row barley to Prince Edward Island and it became an instant success becoming a benchmark variety for many years.
Now in 2003, McCardle Bros. introduces another great two row variety "Island Barley".   In production trials in the Maritimes, "Island" has demonstrated superior yields in addition to excellent disease and lodging resistance. Results of this variety from our own farm are very exciting. Island has a bright future.
McCardle are also pleased to introduce "Aylmer Oats". Aylmer is a large plump oat with good lodging resistance and excellent yield potential.

Certified Island Barley
Certified Klinck Barley


Crop Kind:   Two row spring barley

Breeders:   Dr. T.M. Choo, Dr. K.M. Ho of Agriculture and Agri Food Canada.

     Island Barley is a two-row spring barley developed at the Charlottetown and Ottawa Research Stations. Its area of adaptation is Eastern Canada.

     Island Barley out yielded A.C. Sterling, A.C. Queens, A.C. Sirius, A.C. Winthrop and A.C. Belmont in the registration recommendation tests in the Maritimes, Quebec and Ontario from 1998-2000. It also out yielded most other two-row recommended cultivars in Maritime registration recommended tests from 2001-2004.

     Island Barley has excellent head-blight resistance, in fact, it had the best resistance of all two-row and six-row Barley varieties in Eastern Canada.

     First sold to farmers on P.E.I. in 2003. Island Barley had set a new standard for consistent high record test weights at the P.E.I. Grain Elevator Corporation in 2003-2004. It also has excellent threshability and better lodging resistance than most other two-row varieties. It provides more straw per acre than Chapais and most of the other two-row varieties.
Seeding rate: We recommend a seeding rate of 145-155 lbs./acre. We fertilize at the rate of 210 lbs./acre with 22-11-11 and top dress with 100 lbs. of 34-0-0 at crop emergence.


Crop Kind:   A.C. Klinck is a new 6 row barley.

Breeders:   Dr. T.M. Choo, Dr. R. A. Martin, Dr. K.M. Ho - Agriculture and Agri Food Canada.

     A.C. Klinck is a high yielding 6 row barley that has out yielded two check varieties (Chapais & A.C. Stephen) in the Maritimes and Ontario. A.C. Klinck out yielded Chapais by 1.5%. It has a higher 1000 kernel weight and is about 10 cm taller than Chapais. A.C. Klinck has more resistance to powdery mildew, barley yellow dwarf, spot blotch and leaf rust than most of the check varieties.
Seeding rate: We recommend a seeding rate of 145-155 lbs./acre. We fertilize at the rate of 210 lbs./acre of 22-11-11 and to top dress with 100 lbs. of 34-0-0 at crop emergence.


Certified A.C. Hartland Wheat


Crop Kind:   A.C. Hartland is a spring field wheat

Breeders:   Dr. H. Nass - Research Centre, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

     A.C. Hartland is  a high yielding, lodging resistant, hard red spring feed wheat adapted to Eastern Canada. It has been the highest yielding feed wheat in the Maritime multi year trials, out yielding most of the check varieties by 5.6%.

Seeding Rate: We recommend a seeding rate of 145-155 lbs./acre. We fertilize at the rate of 210lbs. of 22-11-11 per acre and top dress with110-120 lbs./acre of 34-0-0.


Crop Kind:  Nass Wheat is a Hard Red Spring Wheat

Breeders:   Dr. H. Nass - Research Centre, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

     Nass Wheat has high grain yielding and good lodge resistance.  It has a high level of resistance to powdery mildew and an improved level of resistance to fusarium head blight.  In developemental trials, it showed the quality as a medium blend milling wheat.  In addition, it also has good straw strength.

Seeding Rate:  We recommend a seeding rate of 145-155lbs./acre.  We fertilize at the rate of 210lbs. of 22-11-11 per acre and top dress with 110-120 lbs./acre of  34-0-0.

    Nass Wheat will be available in the Spring of 2008.                 .


Aylmer Certified Oats


     A.C. Alymer: is an excellent new variety for Atlantic Canada. We choose this variety because it has the largest kernel size of any oat in Eastern Canada. The 1000 kernel weight of Alymer is 36.6g by comparison Chapais Barley is 40.3g. This large kernel size gives Alymer a high meal content and less fiber, making it an excellent feed oat and one of the best milling oats in Eastern Canada. Alymer oats also has excellent disease resistance, plus it does not get dark or moldy if harvest is delayed for bad weather.

Seeding rate: Given the larger kernel size, we recommend seeding at the rate of 155 lbs./acre. We fertilize at a rate of 210 lbs. of 22-11-11 when seeding and top dress with 50 lbs. of 34-0-0.

Common #1 seed of all cereals is also available.


     McCardle Bros. have long been producers of top quality ryegrass, in addition to their mainstay varieties they have available a new tetroploid Italian ryegrass "Botrus". Botrus is an excellent versatile variety suitable for pasture, sileage or soil builders in potato rotations.

     It establishes quickly and has excellent regrowth for both pasture and silage production.

Annual Ryegrass


Diploid Italian

     Lemtal (Diploid Italian): is a true perennial ryegrass that is classified as an annual by Agriculture Canada. The variety is widely used for under seeding cereals in a potato rotation in N.B., Maine, Quebec and P.E.I. Studies conducted at Charlottetown Research Station have shown that Lemtal produces near twice as much organic matter per acre as clovers.

     Under seeding with ryegrass allows farmers to use a stronger herbicide to kill difficult weeds such as cornspurry or wild radish. Once the cereal crop is harvested, an application of 30-50 lbs. Of 34-0-0 will result in a full thick sod which will grow until snow cover.

Seeding rate: For under seeding we recommend 10-12 lbs./acre. It is usually sown through the grass seed box. Some farmers mix it with the cereal seed. For direct seeding we recommend 12-15 lbs./acre.


Tetraploid Westerwolds

     S.W. Botrus (Tetraploid Westerwolds):   is an excellent versatile annual ryegrass which can be used for hay, silage or pasture. It establishes quickly, has high digestibility, palatability and has excellent regrowth. It grows well in cool fall weather providing good pasture up to snow cover.

Seeding rate: We recommend a seeding rate of 18-20 lbs./acre for hay or silage. For pasture 20-25 lbs./acre. The seed must be sown in the cereal box on most drills. We fertilize with 22-11-11 at the rate of 210 lbs/acres when seeded and top-dressed with 100 lbs. of 34-0-0 when the crop has emerged.


Tetraploid Westerwolds

     Aubade(Tetraploid Westerwolds): is one of the fastest establishing annual ryegrass available. It can be used for hay and silage but does not have the palatability or digestibility of S.W. Botrus. It does provide quick dense growth to control erosion while providing high levels of organic matter

Seeding Rate: We recommend a seeding rate of 18 - 20 lbs./acre. We fertilize with 22-11-11 at the rate of 210 lbs./acre when seeding and top dressing with 100 lbs. of 34-0-0, once the crop has emerged.

Perennial Ryegrass


Loium perenne

     Gunne (Loium perenne):    was developed in Sweden by Svalof AB.  Gunne is a good yielding variety with good winter hardiness. 

Seeding Rate:  We recommend a seeding rate of 10-12 lbs./acre.  We fertilize with 22-11-11 at a rate of 210lbs./acre and topdress at 100 lbs. of 34-0-0.


Tetraploid Italian

     Ajax (Tetraploid Italian): is a very aggressively growing perennial ryegrass. It can be under seeded to cereals but we do not recommend you under seed with it. Since the variety is so aggressively growing it can over take the cereals if the cereal harvest is delayed for bad weather etc. Thus making harvest of the cereal crop near impossible.

However, Ajax is excellent for seeding alone for pasture or plow down. When used for plow down, it does not need to be clipped because it does not produce seed heads the first year.

Seeding rate: We recommend a seeding rate of 10-15 lbs./acres. Ajax seed is bigger than Lemtal and smaller than the annuals therefore it is usually sown in the cereal box of most drills, although some farmer do use the grass seed box. We fertilize Ajax at a the same rate of 210 lbs./acre of 22-11-11 and top dress at 100 lbs. of 34-0-0.


     McCardle Bros. are pleased to announce that they are now
providing a full line of turf and lawn Seed. With the exception of Kentucky Bluegrass, McCardle Bros. have experience in growing all of the various fescues and turf type ryegrasses associated with the turf and lawn seed industry.

    In launching this new venture McCardle Bros. will be using their experienced production skills along with their hands on monitoring of cleaning and processing operations to make "quality seed" the

cornerstone of this new venture.

Call today for our new brochure for a complete list of
products available.

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