Alsen



Released in 2000 by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, Alsen has a level of resistance to Fusarium head blight (scab) superior to any currently available HRSW cultivars adapted for production in North Dakota.  Alsen exhibits type II resistance to scab, which limits spread of the disease in the wheat spike.  Under heavy disease pressure Alsen will maintain quality and yield.

Alsen is a semidwarf, awned wheat with heading date and plant height similar to Grandin.  Alsen shows excellent lodging resistance, good test weight and yield potential in eastern North Dakota trials.  Alsen has slightly better shattering resistance than 2375.  Protein quantity and quality of Alsen is equal to Grandin. Tables below summarize yield and agronomic characteristics of Alsen. 

Alsen will be protected under Plant Variety Protection (PVP) with Title V restrictions.  It can be sold only as a class of certified seed.

Yield comparison of Alsen HRSW with five cultivars at five locations in North Dakota. (Bushels / acre)
Variety
Dickinson
Hettinger
Williston
Ave.W. ND
Carrington
Langdon
Prosper
Avg.E. ND
Dryland
Irrigation
Butte 86

44.8

63.9

45.6

51.4

47.8

68.0

44.7

48.4

52.2

Russ

53.1

67.8

51.9

57.6

46.2

69.2

52.0

42.1

52.4

Gunner

47.4

66.5

49.8

54.6

49.6

71.7

44.3

31.0

49.2

2375

47.1

64.8

47.6

53.2

38.9

66.1

51.4

49.8

51.6

Grandin

48.9

59.2

47.7

51.9

34.1

64.8

38.9

40.8

44.7

Alsen (ND716)

49.5

69.3

45.7

54.8

43.8

70.5

39.1

41.6

48.8

 

Agronomic comparison of Alsen HRSW with five cultivars adapted to North Dakota.
Variety
Headed
Height
Lodging
Leaf Rust
Leaf Disease
Scab
Test Wt.
Butte 86

59

35

1.5

MS

MS

S

58.8

Russ

60

35

1.8

R

R

S

57.7

Gunner

63

35

1.3

MS

MR

M

59.8

2375

60

33

3.8

S

S

MS

59.7

Grandin

62

31

1.9

MS

S

S

59.0

Alsen (ND716)

61

33

0.9

R

MR

MR

59.8