August 01, 2017

WestBred Releases 10 New Wheat Varieties; Only One is Hard Red Winter Wheat

Monsanto’s wheat breeding arm, WestBred, has announced the release of 10 new wheat varieties in 2017, but only one of them, WB4269, is a hard red winter wheat.

WB4269 is a medium-early-maturing hard red winter wheat with very good adaptability in the Central and Southern Plains. It has improved fusarium head blight (scab) resistance for this region and can serve as a solid companion variety to WB4515 and WB4458.

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