WB4401, a Hard Red Winter Wheat, offers growers a medium-maturing variety with excellent yield potential. With very good test weight and excellent quality, WB4401 also brings a strong disease tolerance and resistance package including good Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) resistance and very good Hessian Fly tolerance.
WB4401 offers excellent yield potential; excellent milling and baking quality with very good protein content; excellent forage yield potential; and a strong disease resistance package.
It has a very adequate disease package, but the thing that really gets you is that it has extremely high yield potential, it has a large, fertile head type that means it can put out a lot of large berries per head and a long head type that’s very strong. It appeals visually to farmers. When I first saw the variety, it jumped out at me.
Recommended for these regions
STR= Southern Region
Fall Growth Potential
Pest and/or Disease Profile
Fusarium Head Blight (Scab)
White Streak Mosaic
Yellow (Stripe) Rust
Plant Variety Protection
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So, the high yield potential, the very adequate test weight, it has above average quality – it’s average protein but the bake quality is quite good. Those three things together make for a variety that gives you potential to yield, potential for some protein, potential for some end-use premiums possibly, plus a solid agronomic package so you don’t have to be very worried about managing for diseases.