BRAVO is an exclusive release to Central Ohio Seed Testing as a proprietary, Certified cultivar. Bravo is a very early heading cultivar averaging 5 days earlier than Hopewell or Freedom. It has excellent test weight averaging about 2 lbs/bu above Hopewell. It is a beardless, white chaffed cultivar most closely resembling Freedom among current cultivars, but taller and much earlier. Bravo has shown good resistance to leaf rust and excellent resistance to Powdery Mildew. It also appears highly resistant to soilborne mosaic virus and wheat spindle mosaic virus. Bravo has no resistance to Hessian fly. Milling and baking quality scores for this variety have been excellent.


BRANSON is a soft red winter wheat bred and developed by AgriPro Wheat. Branson is a medium height semidwarf 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.



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.


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.


ROANE is a full-season, high yielding, awnletted soft red winter wheat released by the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station. Roane exhibits a stable and high performance, broad adaptation, and has an exceptionally high test weight and resistance/tolerance to a broad spectrum of plant pathogens and insect pests. Roane is unique in that it possesses a type of inhibition to either aphid feeding or infection by barley yellow dwarf virus. Roane is resistant to the prevalent field populations of powdery mildew, susceptible to stem rust, intermediately resistant to soil borne Mosaic, Wheat Spindle Streak Mosaic viruses, and to leaf and glume blotch. Roane possesses a moderate level of resistance to scab and is resistant to Hessian fly biotypes GP, B, C, and E, and susceptible to biotypes D and L.


SHIRLEY is a proprietary Certified soft red winter wheat variety developed by Virginia Tech University and exclusively licensed to Crop Production Services (CPS). Shirley is a broadly adapted, high yielding, short stature, full season soft red winter wheat cultivar having very good milling and pastry baking quality. The variety on average is 0 to 3 days later heading than “Roane”. Spikes and straw of Shirley are white to creamy in color at maturity, and the

awnletted spikes are tapering in shape. The variety is resistant to powdery mildew and it has also expressed a high level of resistance to leaf and stem rust. The variety is susceptible to stripe rust. Shirley is resistant to Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus, Wheat Spindle Streak Mosaic Virus, Septoria tritici leaf blotch, Stagonospora nodorum leaf blotch and glume blotch. It has expressed moderate levels of resistance to Fusarium head blight. Shirley expresses resistance to Hessian fly biotype C, but is susceptible to biotypes B, D, and L. The flag leaf of Shirley is erect and twisted. Variants include talls (1.0%), varying spike shapes (.01%),and spikes of varying color (yellow to green .01%).


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 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 and

also 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.

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SY 474 is an awnletted soft red winter wheat bred and developed by Syngenta Seeds Inc. This variety has shown above average test weight, moderate resistance to fusarium head blight, moderate resistance to powdery mildew, moderate resistance to the races of leaf rust and stripe rust and susceptibility to soil borne mosaic virus. It has tested resistant to Hessian Fly biotype B. It has above average gluten strength and is an above average broad adaptation end use market variety. SY 474 has been tested throughout the Midwest and Northeast and is best adapted to the Midwestern soft red wheat growing regions north of I-70 and in the Del-Mar-VA area. Some identifying characteristics include purple coleoptile, white awnlett, white stem and white glume colors. 


SY 474 has been uniform and stable since 2010. Approximately 0.8% of the plants were rogued from the Breeder’s seed increase in 2011. Approximately 95% of the rogued variant plants were taller height wheat plants (8 to 15 cm) and 0.2% may be encountered in subsequent generations. Syngenta Seeds, Inc. maintains seed stock.


SY 007 is a awned soft red winter wheat bred and developed by Syngenta Seeds, Inc. This variety has shown a medium early maturity, good test weight and is medium height. It has shown best adaptation to the primary wheat growing regions of southern IL, IN, KY, MO and Southern Ohio and the Del-Mar-VA region of the east coast. It is primarily adapted to a double crop rotation. SY007 however may perform well in areas north of I-70 where earlier varieties are sought.

SY 007 shows above average stripe rust and powdery mildew resistance, moderate resistance to septoria and soil bourne mosaic virus. It shows moderate susceptibility to fusarium head blight and susceptibility to the races of leaf rust present in the primary area of adaptation. Some identifying characteristics include white coleoptile, awn, stem and glume color.