Search by Crop & Variety: Scorpio Hard Red Winter Wheat
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.
Scorpio has not been tested for C. Stripe resistance under field conditions.
Scorpio has not been tested under greenhouse conditions for resistance to nematodes.
Based on field observations Scorpio did not suffer and injury due to cold conditions of the winter and is considered to be cold tolerant.