PlainsGold Byrd

After its 2011 blockbuster debut, Byrd continues to be the top-ranked PlainsGold variety planted in Colorado.  Byrd is among the yield leaders, showing consistent performance under dryland and irrigated conditions.  Byrd also has good test weight and superior end-use quality.  Byrd has excellent drought tolerance and resists the wheat curl mite which gives excellent resistance to Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus.


Quick Facts about Byrd

  • Class: Hard Red Winter
  • Yields: Very high
  • Maturity: Medium
  • Height: Medium
  • Straw Strength: Fair
  • Test Weight: Good
  • Quality: Excellent Milling and Baking
  • Coleoptile Length: Medium-Long
  • Drought Tolerance: Excellent
  • Shattering: Good
  • Stem Rust: Moderately Susceptible
  • Stripe Rust: Moderately Susceptible
  • Leaf Rust: Moderately Susceptible
  • RWA Resistance: Susceptible
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