Moldenhauer and colleagues are also happy with the release of two Clearfield varieties: CL142AR and CL181AR.

“CL142 is very similar to Wells and has a similar disease package. It has pretty much the same fertility requirements.

“CL181 is a semi-dwarf and may not have quite the yield potential as CL142. However, it can do very well. We’ve had plots of it where it yielded well above 200 – around 220 bushels. We’ll find out how best to manage it in the future.”