Three new varieties, each with its own pluses for different areas of farmland.
By Andrew Joseph, Farms.com
Grow Pro Genetics, LLC is pitching its newly added three varieties of soft red winter wheat to its already strong wheat portfolio.
Headquartered in Hamel, Illinois, Grow Pro Genetics is a leading developer of soft red winter wheat genetics and offers one of the largest portfolios in the wheat industry, and now debuts the GP 348, GP 381, and GP 463 varieties.
Grow Pro Genetics now offers 11 varieties of soft red winter wheat through its AgriPro breeding program—providing a critical input to wheat farmers looking to increase their wheat productivity responsibly.
Its team of researchers, developers and sales staff have combined traditional plant breeding with advanced seed technology to provide a critical input to wheat farmers in the eastern region.
This wheat was developed specifically for the southern states of Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Carolinas. It has superior tolerance to stripe rust and leaf rust. While its foliar disease tolerance is a significant selling point, other major benefits of GP 348 include exceptionally high test weight and high falling number. This variety also has a fast dry down rate for those looking to have an early harvest.
A wheat variation you can depend on, said Grow Pro Genetics. Compatible for nearly the entire eastern and Midwest farming region, GP 381 is one of the most well-rounded disease packages that soft red winter wheat has to offer on the market. Added benefits include an enhanced BYVD (barely yellow dwarf virus) tolerance and exceptional responsiveness to high fertility rates.
This variety has exceptionally high tolerance to Fusarium head blight. It thrives in the Midwest and northeastern regions, including Michigan and Pennsylvania. GP 463 also offers a dense, smooth head type. Managing this product for foliar disease is advised to have the greatest fungicide return on investment.
For more information on these three varieties, see www.growprogenetics.com/products.