2019/2020 Wheat Varieties & Description
Listed in Order of Planting
·USG 3790: (NEW) Top yield in VT OVT in 2019; 5 bu./acre better than Shirley: late-heading/late maturity wheat. Excellent test weight with resistance to soil virus, septoria and mildew. Medium short straw to prevent lodging. Plant first and harvest last to perform.
·USG 3536: #1 wheat yield in NC in three-year average. Strong yield performance over the entire Mid- Atlantic area in 2018. Full bearded variety with excellent test weight. Above average disease package: moderately resistant to soil-bourne viruses (good for heavier soils). Moderately tolerant to scab: taller wheat if straw production is important.
· USG 3316: NCSU state contest winner. Top yields in VA: full beard with excellent resistance to scab: highly resistant to leaf and head septoria: moderately resistant to soil-borne viruses (heavier soils). Excellent tillering for geese-damage control.
· USG 3895: Short stature variety produces very high yields in VA and NC; excellent test weight. Selected for planting on lighter soil types due to deep rooting. Above average resistance to glume blotch plus leaf and stripe rust. Moderately tolerant to scab. Excellent milling wheat for food grade markets.
· USG 3404: Powerful wheat with high yields, very good test
weight and an outstanding disease package. Top yields in
VA Tech and NCSU wheat official variety trials (OVT). This is the most versatile and widely adapted USG wheat variety available. Average tolerance to scab.
- USG 3228: Very high yields in all locations North of the James River (PA, MD, DE and VA). An early maturing variety with
resistance to scab: superior disease package with a very showy, smooth head. This is an early-maturing variety, so this variety needs to be harvested early. Plant thicker to produce higher yields.
· USG 3329: Great test weight with above average scab tolerance. It produces very high yields averaging 93.6 bu/acre in NCSU 2018 OVT trials. This bearded variety has above average stripe rust resistance which makes it a good choice for South of the James River and NC wheat production.
- USG 3230: (NEW) This is an early heading variety to be planted late: fast emergence and good early growth: for heavier soils with resistance to soil virus. Good resistance to southern rusts and mildew. Excellent test weight: must be managed for scab.
·USG 3118: Excellent test weight in this late planted, early-harvest variety. Averaged 95.7 bu/acre in 2018 NCSU OVT trials and highest yields in 2019 NCSU trials. This is a short-stature variety with a tip beard and a very aggressive tillering characteristic: very good resistance to stripe and leaf rust, powdery mildew and Septoria leaf blotch. Average tolerance to scab. Good winter hardiness.
Planting Window for Renwood Wheat Varieties
Group 1: USG 3790 USG 3536 USG 3316
Group 2 & 3: USG 3895 USG 3404 USG 3228 USG 3329
Group 4: USG 3230 USG 3118