NDSU Durum Varieties

'ND Riveland' Durum (RFP-300) 

ND Riveland was developed by the Durum Breeding Program at North Dakota State University and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2017. The North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association (NDCISA) has a license agreement with the NDSU Research Foundation to produce and distribute ND Riveland seed.  ND Riveland has high yield potential, good quality and low cadmium (Cd) uptake. It also has very good test weight, large kernels, medium maturity and medium resistance to leaf diseases.

'ND Grano' Durum (RFP- 299)

ND Grano was developed by the Durum Breeding Program at North Dakota State University and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2017. The North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association (NDCISA) has a license agreement with the NDSU Research Foundation to  produce and distribute ND Grano. ND Grano has high yield potential, good quality and low cadmium (Cd) uptake. It also has very good test weight, large kernels, medium maturity and medium resistance to leaf diseases. 

'Joppa' Durum (RFP-217)

'Joppa' was developed by the NDSU Durum Breeding Program and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2013. 'Joppa' is a very high yielding durum variety with excellent agronomic traits. From 2008-2014 'Joppa’s mean yield was the highest across North Dakota at 64.0 bushels/acre, nearly 3 bushels/acre more than the second highest yielding variety.

'Carpio' Durum (RFP-205)

'Carpio' was developed by the NDSU Durum Breeding Program and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2012. 'Carpio' was selected from a cross between two NDSU durum experimental lines D95580 and D95595. 'Carpio' durum is named for the northwest North Dakota town of Carpio in Ward County.

'Tioga' Durum (RFP-171)

'Tioga' was developed by the NDSU Durum Breeding Program and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2010. 'Tioga' was selected from a cross between the NDSU varieties 'Plaza' and 'Maier'.

'Grenora' Durum (RFP-130)

The direct parentage of 'Grenora' includes two NDSU experimental durum lines. 'Grenora' was a very strong yield performer in NDSU yield trials.

'Divide' Durum (RFP-129)

'Divide' is a cross between the varieties 'Belzer' and 'Ben' that had been crossed with an experimental line. The NDSU greenhouse cross was made in 1994.

'Alkabo' Durum (RFP-128)

'Alkabo' was developed by the NDSU Durum Breeding Program and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2005. The direct parentage of 'Alkabo' includes two NDSU experimental lines. 'Alkabo' durum is named for the small northwestern North Dakota town of Alkabo. 'Alkabo' is well-adapted to the entire durum producing region of North Dakota, but seems to perform especially well in the Williston area.

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