Objective and Botanical Description of the Variety:  WB4394 is a hard red winter wheat developed by Bayer Crop Science. Early generations were selected based on agronomics and disease resistance. Later generations were selected based on yield, quality, and disease resistance. Area of adaptation and primary use of variety:  WB4394 is adapted to the Pacific Northwest. Identifying Characteristics: 

Seasonal Growth Habit Winter
Coleoptile Color White
Juvenile Growth Habit Semi-erect
Leaf Color at Boot Blue-Green
Flag Leaf at Boot Erect, Twisted, Wax Present
Auricle Color Purple
Day(s) to 50% Heading 188
Anther Color Purple
Anthocyanin Absent
Plant Height (cm) 97
Internodes Hollow
Spike Shape Tapering
Spike Density Lax
Spike Curvature Nodding
Awn Type Awned
Awn Color Brown
Glume Color White/Amber
Glume Length Short
Shoulder Shape Apiculate
Shoulder Width Medium
Beak Shape Acuminate
Beak Length Long
Glume Pubescence Absent (Glabrous)
Seed Color Red
Seed Shape Ovate
Cheeks Rounded
Brush Size Short
Avg 1,000 Kernel wt (g) 48.5
Variants and Frequency:  Taller plants (15-20cm) occur at a frequency of 1/1,000 (.1%), awnless heads at a frequency of 0.1% (1/1,000), and bronze heads at a frequency of .1% (1/1,000). White seed can be seen at a frequency of up to .50%, or 5/1,000 seeds. Resistance to diseases and pests: No claims have been made at this time about disease/pest resistance.

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