Zenda_purple

(KS060106M-11)


Pedigree for Victory

Optimal economic uses: zenda-map

Pedigree: Overley Sib, Everest,
experimentals

Variety Protection Status:
Applied for

Year of release: 2016

Developer: Kansas State University

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Characteristics

Barley yellow dwarf: Intermediate
Hessian fly: N/A
Leaf rust: Moderately resistant
Stem rust: Moderately resistant
Stripe rust: Moderately resistant
Powdery mildew: Intermediate
Scab: Intermediate
Septoria leaf blotch: Intermediate
Soilborne mosaic: Resistant
Tan spot: Intermediate
Wheat streak mosaic: Moderately susceptible


Acid soil tolerance: Tolerant
Coleoptile length:
Drought tolerance: Fair
Early spring greenup:
Fall ground cover capability:
Grazing potential in fall:
Height: Medium
Maturity (heading date): Medium-early
Protein:
Quality-Baking: Acceptable
Quality-Milling: Acceptable
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Comments

A new hard red wheat from Kansas Wheat Alliance that will be an excellent choice for wheat acres after corn in central and eastern Kansas.  It performed extremely well in the 2016 K-State trials in this area.

Zenda is a medium-early, medium height variety that has moderate resistance to stem, stripe, and leaf rust.  It also has good acid soil tolerance and is resistant to soilborne mosaic virus.  It will have similar resistance to Fusarium head blight, or scab, as Everest but will be slightly more susceptible to barley yellow dwarf.

Strengths

  • Moderate resistance to scab
  • Moderate resistance to leaf, stem, and stripe rust
  • Good acid soil tolerance

Weaknesses

  • Moderately susceptible to wheat streak mosaic virus

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