BRANSON is a soft red winter wheat bred and developed by AgriPro Wheat. Branson is a medium height semi-dwarf variety with good straw strength. Branson is moderately resistant to Septoria Leaf Blotch, Stripe rust, and Powdery Mildew. It has intermediate resistance to Soilborne Mosaic virus and Leaf rust. Primary adaptation is the wheat growing regions of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Branson has been uniform and stable since 2003. Less than 0.8% of the plants were rogued from the Breeders Seed increase in 2004. Approximately 90% of the rogued variant plants were taller height wheat plants (8 to 15 cm) and 10% were awned plants. AgriPro Wheat maintains seed stock and certified classes of Foundation, Registered and Certified.Certified seed stocks of Branson will be available in the fall of 2005.


HOPEWELL is a soft red winter wheat variety developed by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. It was released in 1994 because of its high yields, diverse genetics, disease tolerance, standability, and medium maturity. Hopewell is beardless and has red chaff at maturity. It is moderately resistant to Septoria nodorum, but carries no Hessian Fly resistance gene.


Kokosing (OH-08-206-69) is a 2016 Certified variety Ohio State University release. This is a non-protected variety whose yield performance on the average is 13 bu./acre higher than “Malabar” and “Bromfield”, three days earlier in maturity, and two to three inches shorter in height than both of the previously mentioned varieties. In addition, this variety has excellent foliar ratings as regards foliage health and good FHB resistance, strong straw strength and below average test weight. It is resistant to Powdery Mildew and Staganospora leaf blotch and moderately resistant to Stripe Rust. This variety has tan colored chaff and is apically awnletted. Kokosing is a three generation (F, R, &C) Certified variety with a royalty of $.01/lb. for Registered and Certified seed classes sold. Seed stock will be maintained by Ohio Foundation Seeds, Inc.


MALABAR (OH02-7217) is a soft red winter wheat variety developed by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and released to the Ohio Foundation Seeds organization for increase in the fall of 2007. This variety was released due to its adaptation to Ohio, outstanding tolerance to Fusarium Head Blight, and excellent resistance to lodging.In 23 trials Malabar yielded 3.8 bu./acre more than “Hopewell” and its test weight was 0.5 lbs./bu. greater. This new variety was 2nd in yield performance out of 25 entries tested in the 2007 Five State Yield Trial. Malabar is 1 to 2 inches taller than Hopewell and heads out about the same time. Malabar has tan chaff, is awnless, and has moderate resistance to Powdery Mildew and Stagonospora Leaf and Glume Botches. Malabar has an exceptional Fusarium Head Blight Index that is similar to that of the resistant check, Truman.


STARBURST is an awnless soft red winter wheat bred by KWS and exclusively licensed to the Ohio Seed Improvement Association. It was developed specially for use in the extensive Great Lakes Region market. It is scheduled for release in 2017. Starburst is very short with excellent straw stiffness to respond well to higher N-input. It is a medium late maturing line with good winter hardiness. Starburst has very good resistance to powdery mildew, stripe rust and leaf rust, moderate resistance to Fusarium Head Blight and moderately susceptible to septoria leaf blotch and SBMV. The variety has shown up to 0.5% awnletted variant plants and up to 1% tall awned variant plants may be encountered in subsequent generations. Starburst is a three generation variety (F, R, & C) with application for Plant Variety Protection Act Title V. A royalty is due the originator.


SUNBURST is a proprietary Certified soft red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) developed by the Sunbeam Extract Company of Wooster, Ohio and is exclusively assigned to Central Ohio Seed Testing in 2008. Sunburst is widely adapted to the Eastern Corn Belt, more specifically to Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and parts of Canada. Sunburst is intended for general-purpose wheat market. Sunburst has blue-green head color, an erect-twisted flag leaf, short height, excellent straw strength, and is awnless. Green stage variants include: a combined total of .6% tall, awned, and or yellow-green heads. Sunburst was selected due to its excellent winter hardiness, excellent test weight, high yield potential, good scab resistance, and leaf stripe rust resistance.


SY 100 is a soft red winter common wheat bred and developed by Syngenta Seeds. SY 100 was selected for average height, average maturity, above average appearance and average kernel soundness produced as an F1 derived double haploid. SY 100 is well-adapted as to be a high yielding winter wheat in the Midwestern soft red wheat growing regions north of I-70 and in the Mid-Atlantic based on tests throughout the soft red wheat growing regions in the Eastern US. SY100 has tested moderately resistant to stripe rust, powdery mildew, and barley yellow dwarf virus. It has tested moderately susceptible to FHB, soilborne mosaic virus, and Septoria. It is susceptible to leaf rust. Identifying characteristics include blue green leaf color at boot stage; recurved, twisted and waxy flag leaf at boot stage; white auricle color; yellow anther color; with apically awnletted awn type. Syngenta Seeds, Inc. maintains seed stock and certified classes of Foundation, Registered and Certified. Syngenta Seeds, Inc. will maintain the variety by the head row method to produce breeder seed as needed.Royalty fees are anticipated. Certified seed will likely be available for planting in the fall of 2016. Plant Variety Protection is anticipated in 2015 and SY 100 may only be sold as a class of certified seed. Certified acreage is not to be published by AOSCA and certifying agencies.


SY 483 is a soft red winter wheat bred and developed by Syngenta Seeds, Inc. SY483 is a medium tall semidwarf variety and has white chaff at maturity. It has medium maturity and its heads the same time as W1377. SY 483 has shown best adaptation to the area north of Interstate 70 in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan,Wisconsin, Pennsylvania andalso the Del-Mar-VA region of the eastern US. It has shown tolerance to powdery mildew, intermediate susceptibility to Fusarium, Septoria and leaf rusts in the area. SY 483 tests susceptible to Rhizoctonia in laboratory trials. Juvenile growth habit is semi-erect. Plant color at boot stage is green. Anther color is yellow. Auricle anthocyanin and auricle hairs are present. Flag leaf at boot stage is erect and twisted. Head shape is tapering and awnletted. Glumes are short in length and midwide in width. Glume shoulder shape is oblique with an obtuse beak. Chaff color is white at maturity. Seed shape is ovate. Brush hairs on the seed are midlong in length and occupy a medium area of the seed tip. Seed depth is shallow and width is narrow. Seed cheeks are rounded. Syngenta Seeds, Inc. maintains seed stock.


SY 547 is a soft red winter wheat bred and developed by Syngenta Seeds,Inc. and released in 2014. SY 547 was selected for average height,earlier than average maturity, above average appearance and average kernel soundness. This variety has shown a medium maturity, above average test weight, and is medium in height. SY 547 has also shown in a wide adaptation with above average check performance in the Great Lakes Region, Midwest, Mid-South, North east and Mid-Atlantic. The highest yield advantage has been in the double crop region of Southern IL. SY 547 has tested above average resistance to powdery mildew, soilborne mosaic virus and Septoria nodorum. It has tested average tolerance to current races of stripe & leaf rust and Fusarium head blight. It is known to be moderately susceptible to barley yellow dwarf virus. Breeder seed increases were rogued, however up to 1.0% variant plants may been countered in subsequent generations. Syngenta Seeds, Inc. maintains seed stock and Certified classes of Foundation,Registered and Certified seed. Certified seed will be available in 2015. Plant Variety Protection is anticipated in 2014 and SY 547 may only be sold as a class of Certified seed.