Search by Crop & Variety: Sockeye CL+ Soft White Winter Wheat
Sockeye CL+ is a 2-gene imazamox tolerant, semi-dwarf, soft white winter wheat with average plant height, mid-season maturity, common head type, and white straw and glumes. It is intended to replace acres currently occupied by ORCF-102, UI Magic, UI Castle, and Resilience CL+.
Area of adaptation and primary use of the variety:
Sockeye CL+ is appears to be adapted to intermediate and high rainfall zones of Washington and North Idaho, as well as locations in Northern Oregon.
Sockeye CL+ is a wheat intended for use in cookies, cakes and pastries.
Variants and Frequency:
Phenotypic Variant: 1/50,000 in any combination of tall white common awned heads and awnless white chaff common heads.
Seed Variant: Up to 5 red seed per pound in all classes of certified production.
Resistance to diseases and pests:
Stripe Rust Resistance:
Sockeye CL+ has a good stripe rust resistance, and scores better than UI Magic, Curiosity CL+, and Mela CL+.
Foot Rot Resistance:
Approximately 50% of the plant population carry the gene for resistance to Foot Rot.
Sockeye CL+ is not believed to be resistant based on marker data, but there have been no field tests to confirm this.
Low pH soils:
This variety is moderately tolerant of low pH soil conditions.
Sockeye CL+ has not been tested under field conditions for resistance to C. Stripe.
Sockeye CL+ has not been tested for resistance to Nematodes.
Sockeye CL+ scores a 3.75 as soon as snow melts, but after one month of regrowth Sockeye CL+ scores a 5. It’s been determined Sockeye CL+ has a good level of tolerance to snow mold.
Based on field observations no injuries due to cold conditions, and would be considered cold tolerant.