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U of M releases new disease-resistant wheat named for Washburn mill

MN-Washburn wheat

The University of Minnesota (UMN) has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘MN-Washburn.’ MN-Washburn features excellent straw strength and good overall disease resistance. In particular, it contains the bdv2 gene for resistance to Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus making in an excellent choice in years when the virus is prevalent. 

“MN-Washburn is a great all-arounder in addition to being the first hard red spring wheat to contain the bdv2 gene for resistance to BYDV,” says Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota Extension agronomist. 

Read U of M releases new disease-resistant wheat named for mill - MN-Washburn in Extension's Minnesota Crop News.

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