Field Crops

DUSTER WHEAT

#1951 | TRITICUM AESTIVUM

Summary

With strong resistance to the two prevalent viral diseases in north central Oklahoma, wheat soilborne mosaic and wheat spindle streak mosaic viruses, it should be positioned in that area with preference over Endurance and possibly OK Bullet. Its resistance to leaf rust remains undefeated as of May 2006, both in Oklahoma and in Texas. With added tolerance to low-pH soils, it cannot be branded with a “resistant” reaction type. Duster certainly showed resilience in grain yielding ability under those conditions in 2005. Based on preliminary yield results from 2006, Duster lost some of its competitiveness under the extreme drought conditions of 2005-2006, producing many more fertile tillers than the remnant moisture supply during the grain-filling period could support. However, it still managed to take top-yielding positions in elite breeding nurseries conducted at Altus and Ft. Cobb, OK. Duster does not show any serious blemish for milling and baking quality, though OK Bullet should maintain its top ranking in this area. A tendency toward smaller kernel size is its primary weakness. Other relatively minor limitations include susceptibility to all biotypes of greenbug and Russian wheat aphid, and moderate susceptibility to lodging that becomes most apparent under conditions of rank vegetative growth.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
5 - Midwest, 8 - Appalacia
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
5
Temperature Zone
Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Annual
Sun Requirement
Full Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Fall - Late-Summer
Plant Depth
1.5"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
42° F
Establishment
Easy

Seed Information

Seeds Per Pound
14,000
Kingdom
Plantae
Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
Super Division
Spermatophyta
Division
Magnoliophyta
Class
LILIOPSIDA
Subclass
COMMELINIDAE
Order
CYPERALES
Family
POACEAE
Genus
TRITICUM
Species
TRITICUM AESTIVUM

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 60-90 lbs per acre

AVAILABLE SIZES:

Applications

Field Crops

EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL

Forage & Grazing

EXCELLENT GRAZING POTENTIAL

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