'Velva' Hard Red Spring Wheat (RFP-181)



'Velva' was developed by the Hard Red Spring Wheat Breeding Program at North Dakota State University and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in the Summer of 2011. 'Velva' has a broad adaptation to the spring wheat region, but it fits better in Central and Western ND environments. It has excelled performance, particularly where 'Reeder' is grown.

'Velva' has high grain yield, higher than most cultivars adapted to the Central and Western regions including 'Glenn', the most dominant cultivar in the region. It is a semi-dwarf cultivar with medium late maturity, similar to 'Reeder' and 'Faller', and medium to strong straw strength comparable to 'Reeder'. Protein of 'Velva' is good, similar to 'Reeder', with average milling properties. 'Velva' has good baking properties slightly better than 'Reeder'. Test weight is also average, similar to 'Reeder'. 'Velva' has an excellent leaf disease package better than 'Reeder'.

'Velva' is resistant or medium resistant to leaf and stem rusts; resistant to septorias; resistant to races 2 and 3 of tan spot, and medium susceptible to scab compared to susceptible checks. However, 'Velva' is susceptible to bacterial leaf streak.

'Velva' was developed by using several breeding methodologies including the modified pedigree breeding method. Winter nurseries were used to speed up the process of 'Velva' development and seed production. 'Velva' was observed for more than 5 crop cycles from 2006 to 2010 and was stable and uniform within commercially acceptable limits for all traits.

To help ensure genetic purity, 'Velva' Hard Red Spring Wheat is protected under PVPA Title V (certificate No. 201200396) and must be sold as a class of certified seed.


Velva Brochure.pdf

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