'ND Thresher' hard red spring wheat (RFP-354)

ND Thresher is a hard red spring wheat variety developed by North Dakota State University and was released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2023.  Resulting from a cross of Faller/Bolles, the variety is a shorter statured, high yielding wheat best adapted to high yield potential environments in Eastern and Central North Dakota.  It has a height about 1” taller than SY Valda, and a heading date similar to Faller.

Relative to Faller, ND Thresher has improved straw strength by about 15%. Statewide yield potential is similar to SY Ingmar and Elgin-ND, with yield potential similar to Lang-MN  and MN Torgy in the East (from NDSU breeding program data). In Central North Dakota, it has shown as similar yield potential as Barlow, and ND Frohberg.  It has superior milling and baking quality with high grain protein content.  While relatively later maturing, it is clean threshing and matures at an appropriate time.

ND Thresher is moderately resistant to FHB and bacterial leaf streak (BLS). In NDSU breeding program screening over multiple years, only Boost has shown superior BLS resistance.

To help ensure genetic purity, 'ND Thresher' Hard Red Spring Wheat is protected under PVPA Title V (certificate no. pending) and must be sold as a class of certified seed.


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