ST. LOUIS, March 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- While performance is the main attribute every PNW wheat grower strives for, flexibility allows growers to maximize yield potential across management techniques and unique growing situations. WestBred wheat is now offering a Hard Red Spring variety, WB9662, and a new Hard White Spring variety, WB7202CLP, that provide both performance and flexibility.
Hard Red Spring Wheat
The higher the protein, the better the marketability of the wheat. Across Washington State and the Pacific Northwest, growers are planting WB9662, which couples high protein with great yield potential. The high protein that WB9662 offers helps to ensure growers are not discounted at harvest.
WB9662 is a medium-late-maturity variety that provides excellent resistance to Yellow (Stripe) Rust — an issue that can pose costly challenges to wheat growers in the Pacific Northwest.
"Growers and seed suppliers in the Northwest who have tested WB9662 have been impressed with its broad adaptation, high protein, and the option to plant in the late fall or spring," says Lindsay Crigler, WestBred Technical Product Manager, Northwest Region.
Crigler says that growers who are in the dryland and irrigated markets should take a look at WB9662. "WB9662 is a great replacement for SOLANO and EXPRESSO acres for both both fall and spring planting," she says. "It offers slightly higher protein and improved Yellow (Stripe) Rust resistance over EXPRESSO."
Hard White Spring Wheat With Clearfield® Plus Herbicide Tolerance
Hard White Spring wheat is exclusively grown in the Pacific Northwest, and the WestBred variety WB7202CLP offers high yield potential, strong dryland performance and very good grain quality. In addition, the variety boasts Clearfield® Plus herbicide tolerance.
"As the exclusive Hard White Spring variety with Clearfield technology suited for growers in the Northwest region, WB7202CLP provides more management options without sacrificing yield potential," says Trenton Stanger, who is also a WestBred Technical Product Manager, Northwest Region. "Whether you plant it in irrigated or dryland conditions, the data shows that WB7202CLP performs very well."
For more information on WB9662, WB7202CLP and other WestBred varieties, visit WestBred.com or contact your Technical Product Managers, Lindsay Crigler, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Trenton Stanger at email@example.com.
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