Hard Red
Released in 2011, Byrd has been planted across Colorado for many years, and has been a very useful parent in crossing for development of new varieties. Byrd is among the yield leaders, showing consistent performance under drought stress or high moisture conditions. Byrd has very good test weight, with very good end-use quality. Byrd established the use of the wheat curl mite resistance gene in the PlainsGold lineup, providing effective resistance to viral infections, including WSMV. PVP Protected; to be sold by variety name only as a class of certified seed.


Drought Tolerance
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Pest & Disease Profile

Wheat Streak Mosaic
Stripe Rust
Leaf Rust

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Management Notes

  • Excellent for drought conditions
  • Very good for Wheat Streak situations
  • Foliar fungicide advised under higher moisture conditions
  • Use growth regulator in yield environments > 80 bushels

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