PlainsGold Byrd

Released in 2011, Byrd has been the most widely planted variety in Colorado since 2015. Byrd is among the yield leaders, showing consistent performance under dryland and irrigated conditions. Byrd also has good test weight, excellent drought tolerance and superior end-use quality. Byrd is resistant to greenbug, and also contains a gene for wheat curl mite resistance, which provided very effective tolerance to Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus in 2017.

Quick Facts about Byrd

  • Class: Hard Red Winter
  • Yield: Very high
  • Maturity: Medium-early
  • Height: Medium
  • Straw Strength: Fair
  • Test Weight: Good
  • Protein:  Fair
  • Quality: Very good milling and baking
  • Coleoptile Length: Medium-long
  • Drought Tolerance: Excellent
  • Pedigree: TAM 112 / CO970547-7
  • Stem Rust: Moderately Susceptible
  • Stripe Rust: Moderately Susceptible
  • Leaf Rust: Moderately Susceptible
  • RWA Resistance: Susceptible
Brad WarrenPlainsGold Byrd