The Cereals Regional Variety Trial (RVT) is conducted throughout the province and in Northern BC. MARA is participating in CPSR & CWSP, CWRS & CWHWS wheat, Triticale, Oats, feed and malt barley (CMBTC Barley). Malt barley is newly added in the RVT program this year in collaboration with Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC), Manitoba.
One of the goals of the RVT is to help researchers and producers identify cereal varieties that are suitable for each particular environment. Data from the Cereal RVTs are published in the Alberta Seed Guide. The Cereal RVTs are sponsored by the Alberta government and the cereal