Chickpeas Varieties & Breeding
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Market Class: Kabuli Chickpea

Year Released to Select Seed Growers: 2020
Sub-licensed Outside of SK: Pending
International Distribution Rights: Not assigned
Breeder: Dr. Bunyamin Tar’an, Crop Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Plant Breeders Rights: Applied

Description

Kabuli chickpea variety CDC Orkney (1748-1) is a high-yielding kabuli chickpea. In 2 years of head-to-head testing in the Chickpea Regional Variety Trials (2019 – 2020), CDC Orkney yielded 108% and 106% of the check variety Amit in the brown and dark brown soil zones respectively (Table 1). In the head-to-head comparison, it yielded similar to CDC Palmer and 6% higher than CDC Leader. CDC Orkney matures 1 day earlier than CDC Leader and has the advantage of imazamox herbicide tolerance (Solo ADV as per PMRA label registration). This variety has improved resistance to Ascochyta blight vs. CDC Leader. Seed size is smaller than CDC Palmer or CDC Leader. Application for PBR’91 protection for CDC Orkney has been submitted.

Strengths

  • Herbicide tolerance (imazamox)
  • High yielding herbicide tolerant Kabuli chickpea

Neutral

  • Similar agronomic and maturity characteristics compared to CDC Palmer and CDC Leader
  • Similar disease resistance as CDC Leader

Weaknesses

  • Smaller seed size than CDC Palmer

Table 1: Kabuli Chickpea Agronomic Performance Data (yield data represents 2 years of head-to-head data from the 2019 – 2020 Chickpea Regional Trial in Western Canada)

VARIETY YEAR OF RELEASE PBR STATUS TYPE YIELD % AMIT ASCOCHYTA BLIGHT RATING** DAYS TO MATURITY DAYS TO FLOWER HEIGHT (CM) SEED WEIGHT (G/1000) HERBICIDE TOLERANCE: SOLO® ADV (IMAZAMOX)
AREA 1* AREA 2*
AMIT (B-90)CHECK PBR ‘78 KABULI 100 100 4.4 108 55 49 246 NO
CDC FRONTIER (95NN29) 2003 KABULI 107 111 4.6 111 55 45 332 NO
CDC ORION (491-5) 2010 KABULI 76 72 6.7 111 51 45 395 NO
CDC LEADER (493-24) 2011 KABULI 102 93 5.3 109 57 39 370 NO
CDC PALMER (1041-3) 2014 PBR ‘91 KABULI 107 93 5.5 108 52 42 399 NO
CDC LANCER (3662) 2019 APPLIED KABULI 107 106 5.0 106 53 45 346 YES
CDC ORKNEY (1748-1) 2020 APPLIED KABULI 108 106 5.1 108 53 48 359 YES
CDC 3647 2021 APPLIED KABULI 104 104 4.7 107 52 48 287 YES
CDC 3652 2021 APPLIED KABULI 91 84 5.1 109 53 49 406 YES

Source of Yield Data: : 2019 – 2020 Chickpea Regional Trials in Western Canada

Source of Agronomic & Disease Ratings: SaskSeed Guide

*Area 1: Brown soil zone; Area 2: Dark brown

**Ascochyta Blight rating: where 0 = no disease; 9 = completely blighted

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