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Overview

Overview:

Scorpio is a semi-dwarf, hard red winter wheat with short plant height (avg. 35 inches), mid-season maturity, common head type and white straw and glumes. This variety is tolerant to low pH soils, and combines a high yield potential with good stripe rust resistance.

Area of Adaptation and primary use of the variety:

Scorpio is best adapted to to the >16 inch rainfall zones of Washington, and would do well under no-till production, it is targeted to replace Keldin acres.

Scorpio is primarily used for bread production.

Variants and Frequency:

Phenotypic Variant(s): 1/35,000 in any combination of tall white awned common plants, awnless white chaff club heads, awned white chaff club heads, and awnless white chaff common heads.

Seed Variant: 12 white seed per pound.

Resistance to diseases and pests:

Stripe Rust Resistance:

Scorpio shows good Stripe Rust Resistance, during trials it showed an infection type of 2, and disease severity of 5-10%.

Low pH soils:

Ratings are comparable to Norwest 553.

Foot Rot Resistance:

Scorpio doesn’t carry the gene for foot rot resistance.

Cephalosporium Stripe:

Scorpio has not been tested for C. Stripe resistance under field conditions.

Nematodes:

Scorpio has not been tested under greenhouse conditions for resistance to nematodes.

Winter Hardiness:

Based on field observations Scorpio did not suffer and injury due to cold conditions of the winter and is considered to be cold tolerant.

Data Sheets

Allowed Variants

Phenotypic Variant: 1/35,000 in any combination of tall plants, awnless white chaff club heads, awned white chaff club heads, and awnless white chaff common heads. Seed Variant: 12 white seed/lb
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