Rutherford Farms


Always on the lookout for new crops, Rick, along with other farmers in Manitoba, became involved with NorthStar Genetics. This group is developing new kinds of soybeans suited to the shorter Canadian growing season. The results of their efforts are a line of soybeans which reflect the diverse growing conditions of the Prairies. Rick has worked with this group and has grown a number of foundation crops which are thriving in our growing conditions.

Contact Rick or Corey and they will help you choose the best soybean for your land needs.

Super Ultra-Early

NSC Wynyard RR2X
  • 000.6 Relative Maturity
  • 2225 Heat Units
  • Ultra-early maturity with excellent yield potential
  • Semi-Bush variety that can branch and fill in 2-inch rows
  • Tall plant, stands well and offers very good pod height
  • Excellent early season vigour and no-till adaptability


NSC Watson RR2Y
  • 000.8 Relative Maturity
  • 2250 Heat Units
  • Ultra-early maturing. Suitable across Western Canada
  • Exceptional yields for maturity
  • Very strong early-season vigour
  • Very characteristic lanceloate leaf shape makes this variety easy to identify
  • Many 4-5 bean filled pods including a distinctive cluster at the top of each plant
  • Very good height due to extended lower internode

Early to Mid

NSC Redvers RR2X
  • 00.2 Relative Maturity
  • 2350 Heat Units
  • Excellent yield for maturity
  • Medium height variety that stands very well
  • Very nice general appearance
  • Handles drought well
NSC Gladstone RR2Y
  • 00.3 Relative Maturity
  • 2375 Heat Units
  • Excellent early variety for growers with planters
  • Dual-purpose variety that performs very well as a solid-seeded stand or in rows 20” apart and greater
  • Plants grow aggressively with substantial branching and big beans which lead to high yields for its maturity
  • Tall plant closes canopy very quickly which may reduce the need for a final Glyphosate application

Mid to Long

NSC Culross RR2X
  • 00.5 Relative Maturity
  • 2400 Heat Units
  • Strong performance across all soil types
  • Very good stand ability and white mould tolerance
  • Excellent disease package with exceptional phytophthora IDC tolerance
NSC Sperling RR2Y
  • 00.6 Relative Maturity
  • 2450 Heat Units
  • High performing variety for longer growing season in Manitoba
  • Outstanding yield potential
  • Fast emergence
  • Broadly adapted across various soils and yield environments
  • Very strong IDC rating
  • Good stress and drought tolerance
NSC Cartier RR2X
  • 00.6 Relative Maturity
  • 2450 Heat Units
  • Medium-tall height variety that stands really well with nice appearance
  • Very high yield potential
  • Very good IDC rating
  • Excellent PRR field tolerance
NSC Richer RR2Y
  • 00.7 Relative Maturity
  • 2475 Heat Units
  • Top yielding mid-to-long season line
  • Very tall, aggressive plant with exceptional branching and continuous pads from bottom to top
  • Ideal variety for planter for 20″ to 30″ rows
  • Top of the line variety for the longer growing season of Manitoba


NSC Winkler RR2Y
  • 00.8 Relative Maturity
  • 2500 Heat Units
  • Exceptional yield – highest trial win rate in Red River Valley
  • Tall, bushy plant very well suited to wide row spacing
  • Solid disease package and good IDC rating
  • Soybean cyst nematode resistant