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Texas AgriLife researchers are working on multiple fronts to improve opportunities for wheat production throughout the state.
Streaks of green and yellow and little flecks on wheat in a mosaic pattern are the symptoms of wheat streak mosaic, a common disease in the High Plains.
Ledbetter also reports on two new wheat varieties to be launched by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the TAM Wheat Improvement Program. TAM 114 and TAM 204 have unique qualities, according to Dr. Jackie Rudd, AgriLife Research wheat breeder at Amarillo.
The announcement of the pending releases was made during the Rolling Plains Spring Field Day and Hardeman County Wheat Field Tour recently at Chillicothe.
“TAM 114 and TAM 204 each have unique characteristics and offer things to producers that we really haven’t had before,” Rudd said.
TAM 114, a hard red winter wheat developed from a cross between TAM 111 and an experimental breeding line, has excellent milling and baking quality, he said.