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Maura Bennett New Wheat Varieties from CSU
by Maura Bennett, click here for bio

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: October 10, 2017

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Colorado State University is releasing two new wheat varieties that carry a novel herbicide resistance trait.

Tori Anderson is a research assistant in the Wheat Breeding Program at CSU

She says she’s been working on the herbicide trait since 2010 so it’s a rewarding thing to see the new variety released this year to growers.

The Incline AX and LCS Fusion AX wheat withstand the herbacide Aggressor which farmers use to fight annual grassy weeds like Cheatgrass, Feral Rye and Downy Brome.

“The other variety we did is called Breck. It is a white wheat that has an increased grain yeild a very good test weight and some very good pre-harvest sprouting characteristics. There is going to be a premium for growers who grow this variety.”

Sale of these varieties is returned to CSU through an agreement with the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation and the Colorado Seed Growers Association to support continued research and variety development.

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